Subtasks are specific and usually unique pieces of work related to a specific new feature. If we find that, over the course of many stories, certain types of subtasks repeat, we can elevate them to “definition of done”—like “updated documentation” or “added unit tests.”

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By Clemens Lode

Clemens Lode is a management consultant with focus on agile project management methods (check out He likes to summarize his insights into books, check out his philosophy series "Philosophy for Heroes" here: His core approach to philosophy and management is that people need to be more aware of their limits and ultimately their identity and their vulnerabilities.