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Epic Confusion

Epics have taken on a variety of meanings in software development.

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Summary

Writing a definition for epic isn’t nearly as simple as it should be. The term "epic" has taken on multiple meanings as it is used in different environments, and when it comes to dealing with the team's backlog those disparate meanings can cause quite a bit of confusion. Kent McDonald shares what he sees as the most common interpretations of epics, and what he has found to be the best way to deal with the misunderstandings.