In the context of Agile project management and software development, an “Epic” is a large body of work that can be broken down into a number of smaller tasks (often called “stories” or “user stories”).
Epics are typically used to group related work together in a way that makes it easier to manage and plan for larger projects or features. They’re useful for providing a high-level overview of what needs to be done, and they can span across multiple iterations or sprints, depending on the scope of the work.
For example, if you’re developing an e-commerce website, an epic might be “User Account Management,” which could then be broken down into smaller stories such as “User Registration,” “User Login,” “Password Reset,” “Edit Profile,” and so on. Each of these user stories can be developed, tested, and completed separately, providing a manageable way to tackle the larger “User Account Management” epic.
Remember, anEpic is a broad, high-level term and can be divided into smaller tasks or stories to make the development process manageable and the progress trackable. Once all the associated tasks or stories of an epic are completed, the epic is considered as completed.