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Last updated: 2022-03-30 11:40:41

    This document describes epics in Scrum agile management.

    Open Project

    1. Log in to the CODING Console and click Use Now to go to CODING.
    2. Click in the upper-right corner to open the project list page and click a project icon to open the project.
    3. In the menu on the left, click Project Collaboration.

    Function Overview

    Epics are large functions or features. Generally, it takes multiple iterations to fully deliver an epic. The requirements and tasks under an agile epic can be flexibly adjusted based on the customer feedback and the team's development progress.

    In Project Collaboration, an epic can be broken down into requirements and tasks of smaller granularity, which are then added in iterations for completion. For example, if Requirement B is too large to be completed in one iteration, you can break it down into requirements B1, B2, and B3. Since Requirement A and Requirement B are closely associated, they can be included together in Epic 1. In this way, large requirements are divided into smaller requirements, and requirements of the same business are organized into the same epic, so as to achieve quick iterations and frequent releases, until a more complete form of the product is reached.

    Start Epic

    You need to enable the epic function before using it for the first time. In a project, select Project Settings > Project Collaboration > Issue Types and click Add Issue Type in the upper-right corner. Then, select Epic and click Add to enable epics.

    Create Epics

    Go to Project Collaboration > Epics. You can click Create Epic at the end of the epic list on the left to quick create an epic. Alternatively, click Create Epic in the upper-right corner, and specify the epic title, description, assignee, priority, and other information. After creating an epic, the epic status is Not started by default.

    View Epics

    View roadmaps

    By default, the roadmap view is used. To switch to a list view, select Epic List. Every time you go to the Epics page, the system will display the last used view automatically. To search for or filter specific epics, use the search box and filters at the top.

    Every time you go to the Epics page, the current day is located by default. You can drag the scroll bar below or use your middle mouse button to view the past and future. You can also click Today in the lower-right corner to quickly return to the current day.

    Use roadmap view

    You can drag the left or right side of an epic progress bar in the roadmap view to quickly modify the start/due date of an epic. You can also drag the entire progress bar to change the entire period of time.

    Long press an epic, and then you can change its sequential order.

    View or Use Epic List

    The epic list is the major workspace for relevant product personnel. You can search for specific epics or use the filters at the top, and change the sequential order of epics.

    Edit Epics

    In the roadmap or epic list, select an epic, and then you can edit its information on the details page displayed on the right.

    Add issues

    The purpose of creating issues in an epic is to break down an epic into smaller user stories, requirements, tasks, or bugs. Under an epic, you can create multiple issues, and the issues can also be broken down. On the epic details page, you can view, create, associate, disassociate, and delete an issue.

    Epic Status Transition

    After creating an epic, configuring it, and breaking it down, the team can start the epic. An epic goes through three statuses: Not started, In progress, and Completed. You can change the epic status in the epic list or epic details page.

    Update Epics in Batches

    In the epic list, you can use the Bulk Action in the lower-right corner to change the epic priority, assignee, and due date or follow epics in batches.

    Delete Epics

    In the roadmap or epic list, select an epic and go to the details page. Then, click ··· in the upper-right corner and select Delete in the menu.

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