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What is an epic, and what purpose does it serve on an Agile project?

Posted by Chris Adams

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Categories: Business Analysis, Systems Analysis, Agile Methods, Requirements Analysis (BABOK KA), Functional Specifications


Business epics are large, typically cross-cutting initiatives that encapsulate new development needed to realize certain business benefits. One or more epics can form the basis for the business case that justifies and initiates a project.
Epics are often used as placeholders for new ideas that have not been thought out fully, or whose full elaboration has been deferred until actually needed. Epics are then evolved into split into multiple user stories that help Agile development teams effectively manage and groom their product backlog.

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