How long is an epic?

  • Theme - multi-year
  • Epic - 6 months to 1 year
  • Feature - One quarter or less
  • Story - One Sprint or less

https://www.scrum.org/forum/scrum-forum/16650/best-practice-size-epics

Example compexities

1

  • Single line change in script/config file

2

  • Single line change in compiled code
  • Add an if statement around existing code

3

  • Update a single function
  • Remove commented code from a whole file

5

  • Remove redundant code from a whole file

8

  • Establish network connection between two objects using existing middleware
  • Align third-party dependencies between projects

13+

  • Consider breaking down the task

References