Category: MVP

Thinking Out Loud

Sell the problem you solve. Not the Product.

People do not want to spend money on another product. They don’t even want to download another piece of software. They want a solution to their immediate problem. Often, startups concentrate so much on thinking through their product, adding features, and convincing themselves that this is the best (insert product category here) that’s ever been seen. […]

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Your MVP Is Minimal, But Is It Viable?

Your MVP Is Minimal, But Is It Viable?

I just found this brilliant article by Alex Iskold… alexiskold.stfi.re/2015/10/07/re-thinking-viability-of-your-mvp He argues that the key to the vitality of new business ideas are feedback loops. This is what makes natural systems alive and this is what makes great software alive as well. To arrive at your MVP, strive to create a minimal product that has correct feedback loops. […]

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Do-able

Do-able

Lean entrepreneurs can talk about the minimum viable product, but far more important is the maximum do-able project. Source: Seth’s Blog: Do-able

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How to solve the only problem you have

How to solve the only problem you have

Here are some fake problems you think you have : What shall we call this? What color is the logo? Should we include (insert desirable feature here) Which blog platform is best? Facebook or Google advertising? Is C++ better than PHP? Should we get an office? Here is the only real problem you have : Does […]

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Only include what you can build

Don’t prototype features or functionality that cannot be implemented. How many times do you get a nice looking PhotoShop design as your brief? It’s nicely sliced and diced ready to roll. Sweet. You are really happy, because the client has clearly got his shit together. You start translating into HTML/CSS or binary code, or whatever you […]

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Your Rosetta Stone

Your Rosetta Stone

In product development, the minimum viable product (MVP) is a method that exposes your idea to potential customers in a tangible form, so that they can grasp your vision, and give valuable feedback before committing resources. It’s a way to find a profitable product/market fit, or to exit gracefully. Minimum time and cost, minimum risk. The prototypes that you […]

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