What to Build First: Designing MVP With Scenarios

What is the minimal version that should be build? We ask this question when we configure both a brand new product or a new set of functionality in an existing one. How to define what is in and what is out? How to leave emotions and company politics out of MVP equation?

Goal-oriented MVP is a practical implementation of Lean Business and human-oriented design principles in development process. It is a methodology that helps the team define what to build first so that the result is really minimal, complete and helping reach business goals. The centre of this methodology is outcome scenarios: understanding how the first version of the product will work or rather how people will work with this first version.

During this lecture we cover the whole process – from initial idea all the way to the backlog of the first release. What we suggest is not a strict framework, but a set of flexible techniques that are applicable in different projects with different stakeholders and team composition.

The participants will learn:

  • How to decide what is really necessary to build in the first version of the product and what can easily wait until stage two;
  • How to make this first version as small as it can be and send it to the market as early as possible;
  • How to proceed from the overall vision all the way to well structured Agile sprints.

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