This video extends the conversation on user stories to two key terms associated with user stories called epics and themes. This video explains the subtle difference between the two terms.
- An epic is a large user story.…A more complete definition of an epic…is that it represents a business work flow or process…and is too large to be estimated.…Here is an example.…As a fitness club manager,…I should be able to set up a new club member account.…Setting up a customer account…includes setting up their name, address, phone number,…and their payment information.…Many clubs store a picture of the member.…
The process may include processing the sign-up fee…and the first month's fee.…It would likely include setting up payment information…so the club could automatically process…monthly payment for the member.…And that's just for starters.…As you can see,…this is a work flow that is too large to be estimated.…It is an epic that represents a work flow.…The steps within this epic may be user stories…or they may be epics by themselves.…
Think of epics as a work flow diagram.…All of the user stories…are part of the larger epic diagram.…Themes are a way of grouping user stories.…In the example above,…all user stories related to payments…
- Agile principles
- Scrum roles, artifacts, and rules
- Common myths and misconceptions about agile approaches
- Agile software engineering techniques
- Extreme programming (XP) and test-driven development (TDD)
- Kanban for developers
- Limiting work in progress (WIP)
- Scaling the output of agile teams
Skill Level Beginner
Agile at Work: Building Your Agile Teamwith Doug Rose55m 3s Intermediate
DevOps Foundations: Lean and Agilewith Ernest Mueller1h 26m Intermediate
What you should know1m 2s
1. Agile Fundamentals
2. Scrum: The Developer Perspective
3. Agile Software Engineering Techniques
4. Kanban for Developers
5. Scaling Agile
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