An epic is a collection of user stories with a unified goal. Epics are almost always delivered over a set of sprints.
Epics are a helpful way to organize your work and to create a hierarchy. The idea is to break work down into smaller pieces so that large projects can get done and you can deliver value to your customers on a regular basis. Epics help teams break their work down while continuing to work towards a bigger goal.
Create an Epic
Epics are always created at the beginning of a project when only the high-level details are available but not the drill-down specifics. Here is how you can create one:
- Navigate to the Epics tab and click New.
- Add the relevant information:
Reference number that is automatically populated
Give your epic a relevant title for example, Community Page Enhancement.
Add more information about the different items that are going on as part of the epic, for example, improve the self-registration page and enhance the look and feel.
Current status of the epic:
- In Progress
Add the release to which your epic is linked.
- Click Save.