56399Re: [scrumdevelopment] Another User Story terminology thread - Epics/Themes
- Dec 19, 2012As long as the organization and teams have a consistent meaning between them, I don't really care too much about this shift in definition.AlanOn Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 6:25 PM, Charles Bradley - Professional Scrum Trainer and Coach <chuck-lists2@...> wrote:No, it's not what you're thinking... at least it's not about an article or anything like that.
Here it is...
In the earlier works on User Stories (Cohn, at least -- maybe there's more), the concept of an "Epic" was something like a "big story" or "a story too big to fit into a sprint". A "Theme" was something like "a collection of related stories."
In more recent years, I haven't seen much use of the term Theme, but I have seen quite a bit of use of the term Epic, to mean *either* a big story, *or* a collection of Stories(thus taking on the meaning of a Theme).
I've noticed this in the last few years. I first noticed it in one of my clients 3 years ago(especially in use at the D/Director/VP level), then I noticed it in Pivotal Tracker and Greenhopper in the last year.
Has anyone else seen this use(misuse?) of the terminology? Do we (as a community, and as practitioners) care that the term has been co-opted? Is the impact so small as to not worry about it?-------
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