How to build a minimum viable product – not like this – like this
Cool image randomly discovered on Linkedin.
The idea is simple.
Make the minimum usable product as fast as possible to get feedback.
With the feedback you can adjust progressively until you get the desired outcome.
I discovered a similar image on the Internet from the blog The Myth of Incremental Development
Notice the difference in the emotions and the car result. There are two different kind of cars.
The person is highly dissatisfied until the car is produced in the first line. That’s makes sense. Nothing is usable until the very last result.
In the second line the person is dissatisfied for the skater product. Maybe the skater product was not wanted by the person.
Slowly the happiness increases as newer products are produced.
The key difference is the feedback loop.
What if it took X years to build the car and it was the wrong kind of car?
Maybe it was the right car X years back but we are X years wiser now.
Then it would have taken X years to find out that we are building the wrong thing.