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Scrum Glossary – acceptance criteria

Acceptance criteria are used to define when a task is completed. They allow you to meet the Testable aspect of user stories when using INVEST.
They can cover both functional and non-functional criteria.

 

Example Acceptance Criteria

If we take the following as our user story:

As a registered user, I want to book onto a training course of my choice.

 

Some possible acceptance criteria could be:

  • Send confirmation email to user when booking is saved
  • Display correctly on PC, tablet and mobile phone.
  • The form cannot be submitted without entering all required data.

Acceptance criteria are specific to a user story, while the Definition of Done covers all stories.

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