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What is an epic?

An epic is a larger user story that contains multiple stories across different sprints. In agile methodology, every requirement from the client is developed into a user story and is stored in the backlog. When the user stories are larger and cannot be completed in a single sprint, you can create an epic and associate the other smaller work items (stories, tasks, and bugs). Epics are also used when a set of user stories cannot be accomplished in a single iteration. In this case, the team groups all the relevant stories under a single larger user story called epic.



This depicts the workflow of a project. You create multiple epics and associate relevant work items from the backlog and sprint. All the relevant work items are grouped under a single larger user story.  

Difference between an epic and user story

Epic is a larger user story that defines a big chunk of work. Stories are smaller entities that help in accomplishing the epic. Epics are developed during the product planning and then broken into small stories and stored in the product backlog. Let's us take a real case example on how we can use epic and user story in our business. Check out our glossary to understand the key terms.

Business case  

Helen runs an online shopping site. Let's see how her team uses epic to create the sign up screen. She names the Epic as Create Sprint Form, and associates the relevant user stories and tasks.  




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