Epics tend to be like scope magnets–they go around attracting potentially related things. So instead of being clear, tight descriptions of user value, they become thematic. This makes them simultaneously too large and too small to be useful in a hierarchical backlog.
We mentioned in an earlier episode that we’re not fans of epics for agile teams and product owners. In this episode, we explain why and what to do instead.
Learn more about Minimum Marketable Features, or MMFs
Learn how to slice any big idea into MMFs in our Certified Scrum Product Owner workshop or in our self-guided 80/20 Product Ownership online course.