Definition of Ready

  • Jeff Dalton


A definition of ready (DOR) enables a team to specify certain preconditions that must be met before a user story can be accepted into a sprint. The goal of the DOR is to identify defects in the story before work has commenced, thereby reducing defects early, when they are the least costly to address. User stories that are "ready" are clear, concise, sized appropriately for a sprint, and most importantly, actionable.

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© Jeff Dalton 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeff Dalton
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  1. 1.WaterfordUSA

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