Definition of Epic

A Backlog Item that is too Complex, Unknown, Risky, or Big (CURB) for the Team to agree to do all at once;

A named Container of other Epics and Stories.


This Story could turn into an Epic, with each of these Acceptance Criteria becoming its own Story.

As Stories are extracted from the Epic and completed, this quota of StoryPoints is consumed throughout the Release.

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"Epic" ScrumDictionary.com. Accessed Jun 22, 2024. https://scrumdictionary.com/term/epic/.