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Daily Scrum (= daily stand-up meeting)

Daily Scrum (= daily stand-up meeting)

15-minute event for the Developers. Here the progress towards the Sprint Goal is inspected and, as necessary, the Sprint Backlog is adapted as well as adjusted for the upcoming planned work. Daily Scrum improves communication, identifies impediments and promotes quick decision-making.

Definition of Done (= DoD)

Definition of Done (= DoD)

A list of activities or criteria that have to be performed or met so that the user stories in any one iteration can be defined as done.

Definition of objective

Definition of objective

The documentation of all interests and objectives relevant to a project, their evaluation, definition, prioritisation, implementation in operational objectives, and monitoring.

Definition of Ready (= DoR)

Definition of Ready (= DoR)

A term for Product Backlog Items that have been understood by the developers and are ready for implementation in the next Sprint. Usually, these are the entries listed at the top of the backlog, which must meet the definition of ready.

Degree of completion

Degree of completion

Ratio of net income value/ cost to complete to (budgeted) total project costs. A target and actual degree of completion can be ascertained at any time during the course of the project.

Degree to which objectives have been attained

Degree to which objectives have been attained

Measure of (projected or actual) objective achievement. In practice, the degree of completion is determined.

Delegation

Delegation

Hand over tasks to project team members so that they can perform them.

Deliverable

Deliverable

The subject matter of the contract.

Developers

Developers

The employees (e.g. developers, engineers, architects, etc.) of the Scrum team. They

  • create a plan for the Sprint (Sprint Backlog).
  • instill quality by adhering to a Definition of Done (DoD).
  • adapt their plan each day toward the Sprint Goal.
  • hold each other accountable as professionals.

Documentation

Documentation

The systematic compilation of information about the project deliverable (inventory, user or operator documentation) and the process of its creation (development documentation).

Duration (= D)

Duration (= D)

The time from the start to the finish of an activity.
The number of time units in a work calendar (e.g. without non-workdays). It not only relates to activities, but also to the project duration.

Duration of an activity

Duration of an activity

The total number of time units (e.g. hours, days) required for an activity.