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A minimum viable product is not always a startup’s most valuable player

BY Srikrishnan Ganesan on August 11, 2022

A common startup practice is to first create a minimum viable product (MVP). We did not build an MVP but waited until the product felt full-featured and mature before engaging with potential customers. In this post, we’ll explain why this approach worked. […] Read more »

Rapid Prototyping – Philip Pantelides on The Product Experience [Rebroadcast]

BY The Product Experience on December 16, 2020

In 2020, we had to brush up on our skills. Building quickly and testing with users is key to many product people, but this year demanded a new approach when we couldn’t do our work in person. With that in mind, we’re revisiting our chat with Cookpad’s Head of Product for Premium Services, Philip Pantelides, […] Read more »

Iterating Your Voice Product, by Lisa Vigar

BY Sarah Oliver on July 17, 2020

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Lisa Vigar takes us through the journey – from launch proposition in September 2018, to winning a prestigious Webby award – of the BBC Voice for Kids Alexa app. She outlines some of the lessons learned around the challenges of developing voice products and working with children, and highlights the […] Read more »

What Does a Successful MVP Look Like?

BY Andy Bell on January 24, 2019

MVP is a phrase that startup people love to throw around. It’s an acronym that can be used as a weapon. Everyone believes their vision is really the Minimum Viable Product. You can use the phrase to batter your colleagues’ ideas. You can simply declare “it’s not really minimum” if you want to do something less […] Read more »

Maximum Possible Products by Sally Foote

BY James Gadsby Peet on January 11, 2019

In this #mtpcon London talk, Sally Foote of Photobox had us consider that most product managers don’t work on greenfield products that allow them to design minimum viable services. The majority work with services and technologies that they didn’t design and which on the surface don’t meet their own or their user needs. She says […] Read more »

Ask Alexis and the SMS MVP by Josh Seiden

BY Tremis Skeete on April 27, 2018

Josh Seiden is co-founder and principal at consulting firm Neo. In this ProductTank NYC talk, he shares his work on a project called Ask Alexis. Why MVP? Josh refers to a quote by Eric Ries: “The unit of progress for lean startups is validated learning.” The minimum viable product (MVP) is the smallest thing you […] Read more »

Insights from Building Cross-Functional Teams

BY Lorian Leong on July 14, 2016

Worlds collide in this detailed discussion between product management, UX, and Engineering heads at Schibsted Media, showing us how their teams coordinate and prioritise development. Jaqueline Dozier (PM), Atelach Alemu Argaw (Dev), and Axel Haugan (UX) guide us through these familiar but troubled waters. Scope Ideas into Manageable Pieces We’ve seen products move from a […] Read more »

Build better products with effective MVPs

BY Danielle Colyer on July 21, 2015

The concept of an MVP – or Minimum Viable Product – is a one that comes up a lot in product development. MVPs are an intrinsic part of the build-measure-learn process at the heart of product management processes, offering maximum benefit for minimum effort. Correct implementation of MVPs allows product managers to learn more about customers, deliver […] Read more »

Bringing MVP Culture to Every Product Feature

BY Diego Pereira on October 29, 2014

What “lean” means for us in product development I very firmly include myself in the group of people converted to the “lean” product philosophy, but what does this word really mean? Well for the broader context, lean derives from post-war Japanese culture, where limited resources were the standard. Working in these conditions – a situation […] Read more »

What I learned from building the same MVP 3 times, on 3 continents

BY Rif Kiamil on April 14, 2014

As explained in my earlier post, in summer 2013, I built the same minimum viable product (MVP) three times on three different continents. It was an experiment with a purpose: To evaluate three platforms and three teams at the same time; and to utilize the “lean way” in using validated learning to build my new company’s […] Read more »