In this video tutorial, Angela explains user stories and how they relate to themes, features, and epics. Angela also links them to the release plan and shows examples of breaking down roadmap features into release plans, and sprints. This video digs into each term and shows examples to help agile product owners understand how requirements progressively elaborate on agile projects.
- If you've been working in an agile environment,…you've probably heard of terms like user story,…theme, feature, and epic.…Let's talk about some guiding principles…for these terms that are often used in different ways.…What I find is that all teams use the terms…a bit differently.…And, there is no magic threshold when moving…from one term to another.…Consider the concept of progressive elaboration.…Going from high level, or big picture,…down to the details by chunking out functionality.…
These terms are often used to break down levels of detail,…and there isn't a hard and fast structure…that teams must use,…it's more important to progressively elaborate…than to fill in categories.…Let's start with the term theme.…A theme is commonly used as a way to describe a group…of functionality.…In our Go Health app example, the view schedules…could be considered a theme.…Next, let's look at features.…
These can be easily confused with themes…and I'm okay with that.…Many teams use features, feature sets, and themes…rather interchangeably.…
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