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Dones - Do your 'Dones' include a URL?

Last updated by Hashem Elhossaini on 16 Mar 2022 12:04 am (4 months ago) See History

Always include the relevant URL to your "Done" emails, like when you make a change to a web page. This way people can check the work that was done.

If you are using a task tracking system like Azure DevOps, GitHub, or Jira, also include the link to the PBI/issue/task.

Tip: Sometimes it is important to give context and reasoning to your 'Done' emails too.

Done

Figure: Bad Example - How can we check the task was done correctly?

Done - northwind.com/about-us

Figure: Good Example - Easy to check what was done

Done - northwind.com/about-us/ and ssw2.visualstudio.com/Northwind/_workitems/edit/00001

Figure: Good Example - Easy to check what was done + includes the context of the task within the Sprint

Ensure your changes are live

(PR waiting for approval)
Done - ssw.com.au/rules/dones-is-your-inbox-a-task-list-only

Figure: Bad Example - Link is included but changes are not live yet

(PR approved and merged)
Done - ssw.com.au/rules/dones-is-your-inbox-a-task-list-only

Figure: Good Example - Link is included and changes are live

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