Done Considered Harmful
(Lightning talk, 10 min)
iPhone/iPod/Apple TV video
Marcus Ahnve (Valtech)
Jessica Hildrum (Objectware)
Wednesday, 2 June 2010: Main Conference
We are terribly concerned about being done with things. But are we really ever done with things? Done is an ambiguous term. Why else would we need a Definition of done? Definitions of done normally includes quite a few activities, but why are they concealed in a definition? Sometimes "Done" is at the same time so desirable and ambiguous that teams have two or even three versions of it - "Done Done" and "Done Done Done".
Teams should discard the notion and need of being "done" and instead find the real states that their tasks have and make them visible.
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