I got a question this morning:
We are struggling to define a standard MVP across the teams. Do you guys have any suggestions for us?
One question: why do you need a standard? What problem are you really trying to solve?
I ask because the point of doing MVPs is to support validated learning. It assumes a development process that is based on running experiments to learn things, not on building things to a definition / spec.
Experimentation is inhibited by over-standardization, so you must be wanting to do this for some other reason (probably status reporting or other forms of status). Continue reading “Don’t standardize MVPs!”