Showing posts with label Theme. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Theme. Show all posts

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Theme, Epic, Story, Task, Feature

Theme, Epic, Story, and Task are Agile Scrum terms, whereas 'Feature' is a term is not so often found in Scrum handbooks (probably introduced by some eager minds).

1) Theme is logical grouping of stories
2) Epic is just a large/big story - that needs to be broken down in smaller stories
3) Story is a story (explained elsewhere), that is broken down into tasks to be worked upon by developers as per agreed 'definition of done'

In terms of size - Theme and Epic may be of different sizes, rest would always be in this order (from large to small) - Epic > Story > Task
So technically, only these two combinition are possible (just in terms of size as theme and epic are not comparable - if anyone is interested) -
1) Theme > Epic > Story > Task
2) Epic > Theme > Story > Task