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Questions tagged [epics]

A big user story that takes longer than a single sprint/iteration, and thus is broken down into smaller user stories. Typically represent a high-level feature of the developed product.

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Agile: Can Epics be time-based rather than feature-based?

For example, if you're building a chat app, having epics be the stages in a project: Phase 1 - Beta Phase 2 - Launch vs. features Messaging Sign-Up The goal of an epic is to capture a large body ...
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How to implement Epics on Gitlab without Enterprise Edition?

We have used Gitlab for 4 years now in our organization, and are growing to the point where we are implementing Agile and trying to follow Epics, Features, User Stories, and Tasks. We are struggling ...
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Production bugs and epics in Jira

We are trying to organize our epics in a better way. In the past, the epics remained indefinitely open on Jira. Every production support/bug ticket will be added to the exsiting epic. However, since ...
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Jira Project vs Epics vs Categories

Hi I am bit confused with the term project. Right now i am working as a project Manager in a startup firm where we have one prime client with a full time dedicated work and our product is an online ...
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User story for a requirement which generates files and sends to external system

Am new to Agile and need some help in identifies user stories for a given feature. The feature is "application should generate a delimiter space file which the fields given in the field specification ...
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How do you associate a bug identified after customer acceptance with the relevant epic?

In my understanding there are two kinds of bugs: 1. Bugs that are identified before an acceptance by the client 2. Bugs that are identified afterwards In JIRA I think it is necessary to associate ...
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Reopen an epic after a feature request?

You are developing a software based on various modules. Each module is considered an Epic in JIRA. When the module is accepted by the client, the PM closes the Epic. After some time the client demands ...
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Should common functionalities be repeated as very similar stories within each context they're needed?

Let's say for a system, there are several stories that would be repeating all throughout but in different contexts. E.g. Search "As a [insert role], I want to search through a data list so that I ...
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How to get an Epic span multiple sprints?

While setting up my Jira's project, I struggle to make an Epic span multiple sprints. In other words, I expect an Epic (a complete feature) to be associated to multiple sprints. The idea is that I ...
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In Agile methodology, Should epics be named after big tasks/activities encountered in user journey?

Should epics be named after big tasks/ Steps in user journey ? or Should they be just big features which can't be implemented in a Single Sprint?
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How can I force an epic to have a limited/finite scope?

Background I'm working for a web development agency. I take responsibility for managing the work that the developers in our company do for our client. We're using JIRA for task management. Epics ...
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User's of VersionOne - How do you handle requests that impact a current Epic/Product?

Currently, my effort has a few Epics in flight. One of the Epic's is servicing or enhancing a product in production. We are starting to use the request feature in VersionOne to intake these ...
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Organizing testing in a Scrum(ish) development project

First: I'm trying this forum, even though this is more a test management than project management question. The test/QA exchange seems to be focused on technical, hands-on test questions and issues. ...
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Example epics for an mobile game

I want to define epics for the following project: "a mobile application which makes you discover a city through a detective game". The game basically needs to display your position on a map to get ...
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Epics vs Projects vs something else

We have just started using JIRA and I'm setting it up now. We have a huge product and an external team which develops and supports the product. Our product involves a lot of projects. The ...
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Epics and stories prioritization in JIRA

In this answer, an epic-story structure is suggested. I like this approach and I'm trying to utilize it. But, the problems how to handle priorities. More specifically, assume I have two epics (e1 and ...
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How to eliminate wasted time / improve cadence on epic boundaries

Our work is organized around epics, which are the unit of business decision making and prioritization. Each represents a higher-level business feature or technical task. Epics are divided into user ...
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How can we track the status of very large, very broad user stories in our web development process?

I'm looking into using user stories for our next web project. For example: There will be a homepage with some information and the latest projects for the client. How could you turn this into one ...
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What is the difference between Epic/Story/Task

I am slightly confused between the three. From my understanding: Epic - Create a web site (T shirt size) (L) Story - Create the Home page (1 point) Task - Create a button on the home page that is ...
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Can a single user story be associated with multiple epics?

For example, we have two epics, 'User Management' and 'SSO API', which are broken down appropriately. A user story for lost password functionality is created, but the story is relevant to both epics. ...
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How can I create a visual timeline of User Stories / Epics from an Excel spreadsheet?

Ideally, I'd like to use an Excel spreadsheet to generate the following for me from columns of "User Story", "Start", and "End". Even if it didn't take it from the spreadsheet and I had to enter all ...
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Who tests what criteria for epics?

So our product owner is in a position where she feels encumbered by the decomposition of a large user story: Product owner presents a story Engineers determine that it is too big for a single story ...
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Managing small + large tasks on a big website with Scrum

We're a small team of 4 developers who manage one large website and a group of minisites/mobile apps. We've used JIRA/Agile and Scrum, as best we can, to manage the workflow for the last few months. ...
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Example epics and themes for website project

Can there be any crossover between themes and the epics/stories inside them. For example, i think 'Frontend' would make a good theme for a website project. However some stories within this theme ...
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Is it accepted practice to group user stories by epics in the sprint backlog?

I have a sprint backlog with about 50 user stories that can be broken down into 7 epics. However, each epic is only partially represented in the current sprint. For example, one of the epics is ...
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Can story points remain constant between the initial estimate and later planning sessions?

Background We have a bunch of epic stories. We have a fixed term to do the project. We have to get approval from a project board. We don't know the velocity of the project team yet. The project ...
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How to involve the whole team in choosing the next project?

I work in a startup where there is a huge list of projects/epics to do. Of course, we have to choose which are the best ones (the most valuable) in order to launch a release for this project. Even if ...
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First sprint: Epics chosen instead of stories - should I re-estimate and when?

I am trying out Scrum on a small, one-person project. During my first sprint, I realized that all of the stories I've chosen are really epics and should be broken down into much smaller pieces. The ...