MVP Archive

How to provide balance between the minimum and the product: the seesaw and the MVP

Just the other day I was at the playground watching my son riding the seesaw. In a given moment, he was riding the seesaw with another kid with the same weight, later came a heavier kid, then a lighter one and lastly, one stood up and the seesaw was tilted to one side. That made
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The Experimentation Sprint Framework

The Experimentation Sprint framework is a Scrum adaptation for the explore phase (from the lean enterprise book; explore -> exploit). Typically the experimentation Sprints start after a ideation/discovery workshop.   The Experimentation Sprint The Experimentation Sprint promotes an experimentation period, typically one or two weeks, depending on the experimentation team’s preference. During the Sprint period,
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The Lean StartUp Newborn email

On few occasions, people will send an email to all employees at ThoughtWorks. My favorite AllThoughtWorks email are the newborn announcements. I just find it amazing. A colleague shares such special moment with everyone form the company, around the globe. I have been there, and I have done it. You are super tired and super
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illustrative images on MVP

Below are a few illustrative images about MVP (Minimum Viable Product) evolution path. I have got those on a great conversation on tweeter.   @cecifernandes @davidakoontz @JoshuaKerievsky @marcobrunobr another one on MVP and product evolution pic.twitter.com/s88FqPHXDe — Paulo Caroli (@paulocaroli) April 22, 2016 @davidakoontz @JoshuaKerievsky @marcobrunobr @paulocaroli IMO, they lack a 1st vision. This is
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ToThePoint: how does the ToThePoint relates to GV Sprint and to Adobe Redbox?

Question: How does the ToThePoint relates to GV Sprint and to Adobe Redbox? First of all, I love GV Sprint and Adobe Redbox. It is superb to see large companies like Google and Adobe showing us how important it is to innovate. The world is changing fast. You should be trying GV Sprint, Adobe Redbox,
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Oscar 2016: MVP finally wins Academy Award

And the Oscar goes to… MVP   Oscar 2016: MVP finally wins academy award for best entrepreneur supporting actor. MVP, short for minimum viable product, has been the favorite for many StartUps, entrepreneurs, and new business.  And it finally got the deserved award! MVP played small parts at the Toyota´s lean manufacture style [1] [2].
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How to prove your business idea with less than $100 (the Kettle & Fire bone broth MVP success story)

I just love success stories, don´t you? I have just read a great blog post by Justin Mares where he explains how he validated his business idea in two weeks with less than $100. And he has created a thriving business which reached 6 figures in the first five months. I could not resist, and
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Brilliant lifesaving MVP, a story from the Chilean mines

Have you ever thought about a lifesaving minimum viable product? I know someone that not only thought about it, but successfully created and evolved a lifesaving minimum viable product (MVP). On ScrumDayChile 2015 conference I had the pleasure to meet Eduardo Labarca and hear his mine robot MVP story. Eduardo told me about his entrepreneur
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The MVP Canvas

The MVP Canvas is a lean startup template for validating new or clarifying existing lean product ideas. It is a visual chart with elements describing a MVP—minimum viable product´s vision, business hypothesis, metrics, features, personas, journeys, and finances. It assists entrepreneurs in aligning their ideas with the underlying (minimum & viable) work to create and
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Minimum Viable Architecture (MVA)

MVP allows you to have a product in the hands of users quickly, at a low cost. The sooner the product is used, the sooner you learn from real users to improve it. The best way to learn and evolve your product is based on usage. This is much better than looking at a blank
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