01 dec Agile Advent Calendar 2020 – 3 December
An Advent Calendar is a special calendar that counts the days until a special event.
At the end of the 19th century, the mother of Gerhard Lang made her son an Advent Calendar by sticking 24 tiny sweets stuck onto a cardboard. Gerhard never forgot the excitement he felt when he was given his Advent calendar at the beginning of each December, and how it reminded him every day that the greatest celebration of the whole year was approaching ever nearer. When he was grown up, he started a printing office and made advents calendars with little shuttered windows. Each day, starting on the first of December, children can open one of the 24 shutters. To heighten their sense of expectation, they find a sweet, little piece of chocolate or another treat.
With the end of the year approaching fast, I would like to countdown the days until Christmas with you together. I assembled 24 Practices that might benefit you as Agile coach, Scrum master or Agile practitioner. Join me in this online countdown. To heighten your sense of expectation we share one tip every day. Today we share tip number 3:
Tip 3: Use a DOR on US and Feature/Epic level.
The definition of Ready (DOR) is a powerful tool to ensure that the teams knows how to effectively develop their user stories. But, why not have a DOR on Epic or Feature level also? It helps to communicate expectations and will reduce the number of unclear requests. We can use an DOR on Epic level to check for example whether the epic has a business sponsor, is supported by a business case and defines an end-to-end solution.