Acceptance Criteria

Definition of Acceptance Criteria:

The Acceptance Criteria are a set of conditions that the product must meet in order to satisfy the customer. The product owner writes statements from the customer’s point of view that show how a user story or feature should work. In order for the story or feature to be accepted it needs to pass theses criteria; otherwise, it fails.

Use of Acceptance Criteria:

Acceptance criteria should be written in clear, easy-to-understand language.

Benefits of Acceptance Criteria:

  • Confirm when a user story is complete.
  • Help the team understand the story/feature.
  • Remove ambiguity from requirements.

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Sohrab Salimi

Scrum Academy GmbH

Sohrab is a long-standing Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and CEO of the Scrum Academy GmbH based in Cologne. He is a trained medical doctor and worked for Bain & Company as a consultant and as a CIO at SE-Consulting, among others, before founding the Scrum Academy. As a consultant and trainer, he has been supporting companies from a wide range of industries for over a decade on topics related to agile transformation, innovation and organizational development.

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