Definition of Ready (short: DoR) is a Scrum term. It is a list of criteria, which must be fulfilled by the respective product backlog items, i.e. by the individual elements of a product backlog, in order to be allowed to proceed to the next step, the “READY status”. When evaluating the individual product backlog items, the main issue is whether qualitative requirements can be met and whether the items are complete, but other points/criteria are also decisive. Only if the “READY status” is reached may a product be further processed in the so-called sprint.

Why this is interesting for a Chief Digital Officer (CDO)?
Scrum is a form of agile business. Today, many agree that digitalization only works agilely in companies. Many New Work followers also see it this way. For this reason Scrum is important for Chief Digital Officer (CDO) to know. A wide variety of startups have also developed special adaptions (e.g. Spotify). For corporates there are also special adaptations of the Scrum Model (e.g. SAFe), so that you can work fast and structured agile. Because often there are large resistances in traditional structures. Perhaps these approaches can help to break up encrusted structures and transform the company into an agile startup. This can free up a lot of energy. However, this should go hand in hand with sensible change management. Otherwise there is a great danger that agile will become chaos.

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