Tired of those empty discussions about what constitutes done? Try this needs-based definition:
- Done (adj) /dʌn/
- Someone’s need was met.
For background, see these blog posts:
- On “done”: A good working definition of “Done”
- On “needs”: Better user stories start with authentic situations of need
Working backwards from this sense of done is fundamental to my 2019 book, Right to Left: The digital leader’s guide to Lean and Agile. The related concept of the authentic situation of need is introduced in chapter 3 of the 2018 book Agendashift: Outcome-oriented change and continuous transformation.
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- Right to Left: The digital leader’s guide to Lean and Agile, Mike Burrows (2019)
- Agendashift: Outcome-oriented change and continuous transformation, Mike Burrows, (2018)
- Agendashift principles
- Agendashift True North
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Agendashift™ is brought to you by Positive Incline Ltd, UK-based specialists in Lean and Agile. Founder Mike Burrows is known to the Agile and Lean-Agile communities as the author of Kanban from the Inside (2014) and Agendashift (2018), the creator of the Featureban and Changeban simulation games, a keynote speaker at conferences around the world, and as a consultant, coach, and trainer. His new book Right to Left: The digital leader’s guide to Lean and Agile was published August 15th 2019.
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