“The moment a Product Backlog item meets the Definition of Done, an Increment is born”

Scrum guide 2020 – Increment

With this phrase, I want to remember that an increment is an increment only when it meets the definition of done (Dod). If the DoD is completed, we are a step near the product goals. If not, the PBI returns in the backlog for future consideration.
We need to have at least one increment in one sprint, but we can have more than one. In addition, you don’t need the end of the sprint to release the increment; you can release it every time you want.
The scrum guide state:



However, an increment may be delivered to stakeholders before the end of the Sprint. The Sprint Review should never be considered a gate to releasing value.

Scrum guide 2020 – Increment

The commitment for the increment is the definition of done; it provides transparency on what work you need to do.
If there is some standard in the company, the DoD needs to fulfill it at a minimum, but it can add even more restrictions.
If more than one team works together (for example, scrum of scrum), all the teams need to have the same DoD.

For the exam you need to remember that:

  • The increment need to meet the definition of done or it comes back in the backlog;
  • The commitment of the increment is the definition of done;
  • Every sprint we need at least one increment, but you can have more than one;
  • You don’t need to wait for the sprint review to release an increment;
  • If more than one team works together, all the teams need to have the same Dod.

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