Epic Fail

Part of #UserStoryAntiPatterns


There are large, loosely defined ideas that the team want to consider for development later.



Supposed Solution

The team introduces a backlog hierarchy with a category above User Stories. These items represent things that will be worked on in the future roadmap. They are estimated and tracked independently so the rest of the organisation can plan appropriately.

Resulting Context

Alternate Solution

The team spends time to understand their users’, customers’, and stakeholders’ problems and motivations. They identify opportunities for their product to solve those problems and prioritise the opportunities based on the value they provide. Their roadmap reflects the prioritisation of those opportunities and the investment that they want to make to address that opportunity.