Definition of Ready
Having a Definition of Ready means that stories must be immediately actionable. The Team must be able to determine what needs to be done and the amount of work required to complete the User Story or PBI. The Team must understand the "done" criteria and what tests will be performed to demonstrate that the story is complete. "Ready" stories should be clear, concise, and most importantly, actionable.
Estimated time for this course: 15 minutes
Suggested Prerequisites: Product Backlog Item, Refinement, User Stories
Upon completion you will:
Definition of Ready Overview:
The Product Owner is responsible for putting the features and stories in the backlog. However, the Team must work with the Product Owner during Backlog Refinement to help them get the stories into actionable shape. Only then will the Team be able to estimate how much work any one story will take and how many Points they can take into a Sprint. In the video in the tab below, Jeff walks through Ready criteria - the importance of having a story in an actionable state, estimated at the right size, prioritized to Business Value.
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