Epic is used within Agile practices and is a Big User Story

Epics are User Stories that are too large to be properly managed within a Product Backlog and may only be used by the Product Owner.

As an example; if the User Story is I want to throw a party then these might be broken down into several smaller User Stories:

  • Shop for Party for Party
  • Decorate the House for Party
  • Cook Food for Party
And each of these User Stories would then be broken down into even smaller Agile Tasks

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