Posted by: Seth Weedin
Earlier this week, we posted an article discussing the minimum viable product (MVP) and how to turn it into something that is ready for your entire target market. Here at Spotlight, we took a two-phase approach in developing our people and project manager app, starting with the MVP and finally releasing to the masses with our minimum marketable product.
Lean startups vary in several ways in how they approach the release of a new software or mobile product. One size doesn’t fit all and any of these variations can work. The important thing is to remember the underlying concept of the MVP process from Eric Ries: to provide a scientific approach to creating and managing startups and get a desired product to customers’ hands faster. The end goal is the same; get your product in the end user’s hands faster, get feedback on how the development of the product should unfold moving forward.
We piggyback off this theme for today’s Friday Findings to share other expert perspectives on how to manage the MVP process. It can often make or break your business.
- Not exactly sure what is entailed when creating an MVP for your new business? This article answers 4 common questions about the process.
- Here’s how one company developed four MVP’s in less than a year to get it right. Sometimes to get the right fit, you have to throw everything out and start over.
- If you are just starting to think about developing a new product and wondering about cost, Forbes looks at four methods of MVP development and what to expect for spending.
- Here’s the entire MVP process from initial development to customer feedback and iterations mapped out in a informative infographic.
- How will your idea resonate with the early customers? Steve Blank discusses the best ways to find out if your MVP is worth it or not.
- Sometimes MVP’s are released that are absolutely dreadful to work with. Here’s how to turn your product into something users enjoy and make it ‘delightful’.
- Some great lessons learned from the AppBot mobile app creators when the launched their MVP.
- This is a very short, fun take on Apple’s MVP from Andrew Chen. Remember, your MVP doesn’t have to be lightning in a bottle right away.
- See how to actually implement a MVP from a more technical standpoint in this article from GROU.PS Chief Architect, Emre Sokullu.
- No discussion on the MVP process would be complete without wisdom from Eric Ries. Use this article and video as your ultimate guide to releasing your first product.
The trick is finding a MVP development process that fits your business and potential end users. But the overall concept of developing the MVP and getting it in the hands of your users will save you money, time, and sanity.