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  • Daily deployment - at the core of Agile development is the ability to release at any time, from once a day to several times daily. Frequent release enables stakeholder feedback. Less valuable features are quickly replaced with better business value. 

  • Daily Scrum - fifth planning ceremony in Scrum Framework held in standing position daily at the same time and place for 15minutes. The essence of Daily Scrum, also called Daily Standup,  is to determine the pulse of the day, how fast or how slow the team wants to work each day to achieve the Sprint goal.

  • Defined tasks or values - used often in reference to marked scope, description of known variables having known input and known expected outcome, especially established prior to implementation of process or product.

  • Definition of Done - a living document better created at project startup stating conditions for completion of backlog items for acceptability by users or their representatives. Backlog items are done in preparation for production when 1. development is approved by business, 2. passes all functional tests, 3. passes all non-functional tests including QA and UAT.

  • Demo - short form of product demonstration conducted during Sprint (Product) Review meeting for inspection of shippable products. Stakeholders are expected to attend this meeting to provide feedback on product usability.

  • Design - form of communication adopting prototype, model showing proposed features or functionalities of a product before build.

  • DevOps - acronym of development and operations, coined to improve the relationship between IT operations and development.

  • Developer - one assigned or committed to the purpose of building, construction, improving or transforming to a better state.

  • Development - the process of building, construction, improving or transforming a product, often to a state of higher value.

  • Development Team - a small number of (recommended 5-9) persons with a common purpose, each with varied but required skills sufficient for achievement of common purpose, such as end-to-end development of product.

  • Distributed Team - as in development team located in varied geographies for a common purpose.

  • Domain - a specific area, territory or sphere of activity in business, technology, politics or other endeavor. Adopted in computer science to mean computers or devices using common rules and procedures within a network, or devices sharing a common internet territory defined by the Internet Protocol (IP) address.

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