Epics, stories and sprints in Agile

I recently started working on an Agile team, using the Scrum framework, at my job and I have to say I am enjoying it, as it’s different from the traditional “waterfall” method. What I wanted to go over today in this blog post were a few agile terms: epics, stories and sprints. I will be referring to Atlassian.com‘s blog post: Epics, Stories, Themes, and Initiatives where they go into greater detail about each one.

  • Epics – large bodies of work that can be broken down into a number of smaller tasks (called stories)
  • Stories – also called “user stories,” are short requirements or requests written from the perspective of an end user
  • Sprints – a sprint is one development cycle in Scrum, and are usually 1-2 weeks long