I recently had a work trip over to Stutensee in Germany, working with a team wanting to investigate the benefits of Agile.
One of the team members asked me to explain the difference between an Epic story and a non-Epic story, to help me explain the differences I referred to a very, very good Apple Strudel I ate the night before at a local bar.
I explained that if you had a family size Apple Strudel that you wanted to eat, would you attempt to eat it in one? or break it up into manageable sizes? Hopefully the answer to this is obvious (for those who it is not, its the second of the two). Now imagine a story that is ‘family’ sized, too large to ‘consume’ in one go, which we refer to as an Epic Story, instead of attempting to complete the whole Epic Story in one, you break it up into manageable sizes.
I wanted to share this example with you in case you are fed up with the ‘Epic’ book / chapters explanation :-)