Product Backlog Item types — quick guide

In Scrum the Product Owner is responsible for the Product Backlog management.

Here is a quick guide on the different product backlog items, their properties, who should create them and for what purposes. Whilst the terminology may seem Jira-oriented, the same concepts are valid with any product backlog management tools.

Create an Epic to capture a large body of work.
Create a Story when you are describing a functionality or feature of the software or product.
Create a Task when you need to perform a specific action that is not…

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