Minimum Viable Product
A solution to your problem, not a commodity.
Do you wish to launch new software?
The more important question is: what do you need it for? Let’s think of it as if you would need a delivery truck for your business. Not because you are fond of cargo-type vehicles, but because you need a reliable mean of transportation.
There are a couple of ways to get it. You can pick a new one right from the shop. But that costs a lot. You can also look for a used one. But that takes time and the car might lack some features. Or… you could invest in something a little less expensive and re-do it in a way that fits your very specific needs.
The last one is almost exactly like the MVP option in software development. Because cooperating with a software house is pretty close to working with a reputable workshop.
For start, you need to get something that simply does the job. You know – so you can move things for work without trouble. With a little help of some honest mechanics, you will, eventually, get the van you wanted. Yes, it takes time, but the key thing is – your problem gets solved from the very beginning.
And in the meantime, you still get to take your vehicle for a spin. So, you are able to see for yourself if you like the enhancements. And if they actually improve the comfort of driving and transporting heavy loads for money.
Same with IT systems. You could actually say that Minimum Viable Product is similar to tuning cars. The software will have its basic features, for an affordable price. You can also get it pretty fast and use it to move your business forward.
As you keep investing and adding more “parts”, you will eventually end up with something very robust. It is definitely worth the wait. The good news is, in the meantime, you are not left without a solution. You can use your MVP without interruption, and observe how it becomes more and more powerful with every Sprint.
Go MVP, before you go all-in
Just like a motor cart with a trunk could be sufficient to move boxes, an MVP is enough to fulfill basic software requirements. It will provide you with the system’s core features. For a reasonable amount of money. And fast!
Of course, you should not give up on your dream of getting a dependable tool. But there is no reason to “carry everything on your back” until you get one.
You can take advantage of the system’s core features before we provide you with a bespoke solution. Thanks to our expertise in developing MVPs, you will receive the first version within weeks. We will then continue to work and enable the system with more components. The system will grow, and you will learn to use it on the go.
20% of the effort gives 80% of the result, and the remaining 80% of the effort gives only 20% of the result.The Pareto Principle
100% user adoption
It will be profitable for your business to start fast with a standardized set of features. It will also be beneficial for the users. Even the best kind of training isn’t as informative as trying the software in real life.
Inspiring project evolution
MVP may also inspire new features. And that is actually anticipated. It is difficult to theorize. But when you see certain functions in action, you are more likely to come up with the next best solution. It will make your bespoke software even tighter.
What do you get? How do we work?
Minimum Viable Product shouldn’t be an unbearable cost, rather a profitable investment. See how we could work together to aim for the highest ROI possible. Also, what to expect when taking the MVP approach. From us and from yourself.
Development from the ground up
User adoption is key
MVP = urgent + important
MVP is usually an outcome of the priority matrix. When you know what is urgent and important, you also know what to start with. Try using this method while deciding on what to take on first in your project.
The very first features of your software should be those you cannot live without and are pretty easy to obtain. The next should still be important, but not as urgent and perhaps a little more complicated. You should schedule to order them soon.
You may want to say no to the „not urgent and not important” requirements. The „urgent and not important” are optional and should probably be discussed.
Rice Score Formula
Another effective method of prioritizing ideas for MVP is Rice Score Formula. To do it right, you need to check each feature by four factors.
How many users’ lives will you improve?
How much do you improve the lives of users?
How confident are you that the product will be fire?
How much time and resources will be spent on the implementation?
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