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Increment

Increment

An Increment is a concrete step towards achieving the Product Goal and the goal of each Sprint. An Increment is a tested, usable or saleable partial result. The Commitment to the Increment is the Definition of Done. All work that does not meet the Definition of Done is not considered an Increment.

Informal communication

Informal communication

Communication that is not governed by formal rules. Indispensable as a supplement to formal communication to ensure flexibility and ability to develop.

Information

Information

Knowledge that reduces or eliminates uncertainty as regards the occurrence of one of several possible events.

Information flows

Information flows

Movement of information between the various departments in an organisation. Information flows are an aspect of information systems.

Information service

Information service

Targeted and needs-based provision of information to all project team members about project processes, especially the provision of information to steering committees and for documentation purposes. (See Report)

Information system

Information system

All means of providing information and rules relating to communication within the project team and between the project team and its environment.

Institutionalisation

Institutionalisation

The assignment (of tasks or processes) to certain departments (institutions) in an organisation.

Instructions

Instructions

Generic term for operational regulations.

Instruments

Instruments

Material aids such as checklists, computer hard and software, office equipment and presentation technology. This includes methods/ processes that are instrumentalised in checklists and software.

Interface

Interface

A technical term describing a method or piece of equipment for interconnecting systems or system elements. It is a theoretical concept to ensure that the individual interconnecting components can be clearly described, manufactured and controlled.

Interpersonal relationships

Interpersonal relationships

Interpersonal relationships are characterised by reciprocal communication, mutual understanding and empathy.

INVEST criteria

INVEST criteria

  • Independent
  • Negotiable
  • Valuable
  • Estimable
  • Short
  • Testable