Thank you for your feedback.
Form temporarily unavailable. Please try again or contact docfeedback@servicenow.com to submit your comments.

Create an epic in Agile Development 2.0

Log in to subscribe to topics and get notified when content changes.

Create an epic in Agile Development 2.0

Create an epic to typically group related user stories together. Epics organize the work to complete parts of a theme into smaller, more manageable pieces.

Before you begin

Role required: scrum_story_creator, scrum_admin

About this task

To organize epics, you can create a hierarchy of parent and child epics. You can associate an epic to a product, theme, or a configuration item (an item or service being affected). You can also define child epics.

Procedure

  1. Create an epic using one of these methods:
    OptionAction
    From the Agile Board
    1. Navigate to Agile Development > Agile Board.
    2. Click the Backlog Planning or Sprint Planning tab.
    3. Click Create Epic.
    From the epics list
    1. Navigate to Agile Development > Epics.
    2. Click New in the record list.
    From a theme record Select the Epics related list and click New.
    From a product record Select the Epics related list and click New.
  2. Fill in the fields, as appropriate.
    Table 1. Epic form fields
    Field Description
    Number System-generated number for the epic.
    Product Product to which this epic is associated.

    An epic can only be associated to one theme and one product at a time.

    Priority Priority that is set for the epic.
    State Current state of the epic. The default is Draft.
    Short Description Brief description of the epic.
    Description A more detailed description of the epic.
    Work notes Notes about the work being performed on the epic.
    Total story count Number of stories in the epic.
    Completed count Number of stories that have been completed in the epic.
    Percent complete by count Percentage of work that has been completed in the epic. Value is calculated by story count.
    Total estimate Sum of the estimates of all stories in the epic.
    Completed estimate Sum of the estimates of all the completed stories in the epic.
    Percent complete by epic Percentage of work that has been completed in the epic. Value is calculated by story estimate.
    Missing estimate Number of stories in the epic that are missing estimates.
  3. Click Submit.

What to do next

Add child epics, or stories using the following related lists.
Feedback