Agile: When is a story done?

Anyone who has worked with me in the past will probably recognize my standard response to vague or unclear requirements – “how will I know when I’m done?”. I use it so much becuase the simple trick of changing viewpoint to view work in terms of acceptance criteria is key to enabling sensible discussion, estimation, planning and development to begin.

Mark Needham has been considering similar issues, but rather than using the technique to clarify requirements so a pice of work can enter the development process, he looks at how to decide when to remove it.

Agile: When is a story done? at Mark Needham