Using Epics In Agile Development: Definition, Use, And Template

December 5th, 2018
With contributors:
Lisa Singer , Sam Somashekar


Although an agile product development approach offers more flexibility, the team must still complete a set of work made up of specific elements — e.g., product enhancements, new features and functionality, and changes to the current product. Agile is applied using a structure in which work is broken into large chunks, each of which is called an epic. Used correctly, epics influence and provide context for the more granular user stories. In this report, we provide an overview of epics and the elements required to include in them as part of an agile product development approach and provide a standard template that makes it easier for organizations to communicate and collaborate on epics.

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