To be in hell is to drift; to be in heaven is to steer.
—George Bernard Shaw
In SAFe, Epics drive much of the economic value for the Enterprise. Epics are containers for significant initiatives that are large and typically crosscutting, crossing multiple Value Streams and ARTs. They are investment intensive and far ranging in impact. To this end, the formulation and analysis of cost, impact, and opportunity of an epic are serious matters. To this end, epics require a lightweight business case and financial approval before implementation.
Due to their scope, implementing them is no small feat either, as they must be parsed ...