Cycle glossary

Product terminology simply explained

Acceptance Criteria

Acceptance criteria is a set of conditions or requirements that a product or feature must meet in order to be considered complete and ready for release. It helps the development team and stakeholders understand what needs to be done and what the expected outcome should be. Think of it like a checklist that defines the minimum standards for a product to be accepted. For example, if you were baking a chocolate cake, the acceptance criteria might include things like: the cake is moist, has a rich chocolate flavor, and is evenly baked.

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