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Agile Undone?

8 July 2016

Anil Jaising

I would like to explain what I mean by this title. What do I mean by undone?

As we know, at the end of every sprint in Scrum, the teams should deliver a minimum viable product that meets the team’s Definition of Done. Often however, when working with teams, I find that there are sprints in which a deliverable is not tested or is not integrated. Independent stories are done, but as a whole the product does not work. Why is that?

During Scrum Days in Agile Manchester 2016, Gunther Verheyen explained what "Done" means in Scrum:

A recent survey captures some common reasons for undone work in Scrum:

Based on my experiences, I believe there are other common reasons for undone work in Scrum. I will explore them further in upcoming articles.


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