Tips for getting the most out of the "Epic Scrum" project template for Ora
Introducing the "Epic Scrum" template - a better version of the Scrum template designed for agile teams that prefer to manage epics separately from subtasks and stories. This template provides a dedicated view for epics, allowing you to keep track of your high-level goals and objectives while also managing the details of your sprints.
Views and Lists
This template includes three views: Epics, Backlog, and Sprint. The lists in each view are as follows:
- Backlog: This is the list where new items are added to the backlog.
- Prioritized: This list contains items that have been prioritized and are ready to be worked on.
- Shipped: Once a task is completed during a sprint, it will move to this list.
- Planned: This list contains epics that have been planned but are not yet scheduled for development.
- Scheduled: Epics that are scheduled for development but not yet in progress will be moved to this list.
- In Progress: This list contains epics that are currently being worked on.
- Completed: Once an epic is finished, it will move to this list.
- To Do: Tasks that are scheduled for the current sprint but not yet started will be in this list.
- In Progress: This list contains tasks that are currently in progress.
- Test: Once a task has been completed, it moves to the Test list to be tested before being marked as done.
- Done: Once a task is complete and tested, it will move to this list.
What is an Epic?
In Agile methodology, an epic is a large body of work that can be broken down into smaller, more manageable pieces of work, such as features, tasks, and stories. Epics often span across multiple sprints and are used to represent a major goal or initiative that needs to be accomplished. Epics can help teams to prioritize work and communicate the larger goals and objectives of a project to stakeholders.
What is Scrum?
Scrum is a framework used for Agile project management. It's a way to organize and manage work, especially in complex projects, where requirements and solutions evolve as the project progresses. The goal of Scrum is to deliver valuable results frequently, through an iterative and incremental process, while promoting teamwork, collaboration, and continuous improvement. Scrum is characterized by its use of specific roles, events, artifacts, and rules. Some of these include a Product Owner who prioritizes and manages the product backlog, a Development Team that creates the product, and a Scrum Master who facilitates the Scrum process. Scrum is widely used in software development, but it can also be applied to other domains such as marketing, education, and healthcare.
This template offers the following features to help manage your epic scrum project:
- Pipeline workflow to easily track progress
- Story points to estimate and track work
- Business value to help prioritize tasks
- Visible Task IDs for easy reference and tracking
- Task Types for easy categorization of tasks
To make the most out of this template, consider the following tips:
- Use the backlog view to add new items and prioritize them for future sprints.
- Use the epics view to manage large-scale features and their associated subtasks and stories.
- Use the sprint view to manage tasks for the current sprint.
- Use the pipeline workflow to track progress and identify bottlenecks.
- Use story points and business value to prioritize tasks within the backlog and epics.
- Use visible Task IDs for easy reference and tracking across all views.