In product management, an epic is a collection of connected development tasks that span high-level strategic topics and actionable user stories. An epic is a significant piece of work that has been divided into smaller assignments known as user stories. An epic is often spread over numerous sprints, teams, and even projects. Before they can begin to create functionality from epics, product managers must first break them down into stories. Understanding where epics fit within the overall agile framework enables product teams to make well-informed choices while working towards a larger strategic objective.