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What if we found ourselves building something that nobody wanted? In that case, what did it matter if we did it on time and on budget?

Eric Ries

An Epic is a container for a Solution development initiative large enough to require analysis, the definition of a Minimum Viable Product (MVP), and financial approval prior to implementation. Implementation occurs over multiple Program Increments (PIs) and follows the Lean Startup ‘build–measure–learn’ cycle.

Epics are integral to Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) and Lean Budgeting models. They require an Epic Owner and Lean business case. Epics typically do not require a traditional scope completion ...

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