What do you know aout Epics?

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#1

I have a set of personas and am in the progress of writing some perfect world user journeys.

I have seen Epics mentioned a ew times but don’t quite get what they are, how I create them and whether I need them.


#2

Hello @rachelreveley,

Epic is composed of multiple stories and its efforts span multiple sprints. But when to create an epic? Some team put a threshold value like, if there are more than ‘n’ user stories, of same focus area in a project, then it’s good to create an epic and attach all ‘n’ of those user stories to that Epic. for example,

we have these independent stories in our board

  • As a user, I should be able to log in
  • As a user, I should be able to add a user
  • As a user, I should be able to delete a user
  • As a user, I should be able to modify access of user
  • As a user, I should be able to block a user

Group stories based on area focus and we get two groups

Group 1: user login and authentication

  • As a user, I should be able to log in

Group 2: user management

  • As a user, I should be able to add a user
  • As a user, I should be able to delete a user
  • As a user, I should be able to modify access of user
  • As a user, I should be able to block a user

Apply threshold to the grouping.
let say our decided value is 3 and Group 2 have 4 stories. so lets make group 2 as an Epic.

Now our board look like this

  • As a user, I should be able to log in
    User Management [EPIC]
  • As a user, I should be able to add a user
  • As a user, I should be able to delete a user
  • As a user, I should be able to modify access of user
  • As a user, I should be able to block a user

#3

Check out this book Discover the Whole Story, Build the Right Product By Jeff Patton for more information. Personally, I liked this book.