Pragmatic MVP, References

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The Pragmatic MVP is a talk I gave at TalTech Expo 2015 on building effective early stage prototypes. Below is a list of websites, articles, and books I used in preparation for that talk.

The Ultimate Guide to Minimum Viable Products
http://scalemybusiness.com

You don’t want to waste your time and money building a product no one will want to use or pay for. So, first get out of the building and talk to your customers.

What is a Minimum Viable Product and Why is it Important?
http://blog.elevatr.com

An MVP allows you to continue to validate your idea, which is of the utmost importance, but also allows you to test your product or service for very little cost.

7 ways to test his idea to startup with a Minimum Viable Product / MVP
http://www.guilhembertholet.com
this blog is in French, you will need to translate it

the biggest cause of failure of startups is very simple (if we talk figures only): it is the fact NOT TO LAUNCH.

Harvard Business Review : Don’t Let the Minimum Win Over the Viable
https://hbr.org

An MVP should be the easiest way to test your hypothesis, but that doesn’t mean that building one is easy.

What it Takes to Make Your Product Viable
http://mashable.com

One major problem is what we choose to measure... While they’re all valuable at some level, none answer the most basic question about innovation, which is “How do I make the next product I build and send out the door as successful as possible?”

Innovation 101
http://www.kedronrhodes.com

I firmly believe that a human centered design approach, addressing desirability, is the most impactful way to innovate.

What Does “Product Quality” Really Mean?
http://sloanreview.mit.edu

Quality is a complex and multifaceted concept.

cupcakes: the secret to product planning
http://www.adaptivepath.com

The cake model of product strategy is actually two different models for how to evolve and improve the scope of a product over time.

IEEE : Software Engineering Body of Knowledge V3
http://www.computer.org

the most recent completely revised and updated version of the internationally respected Guide to the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge.

This is how Apple’s top secret product development process works
http://thenextweb.com

Designers are treated like royalty at Apple, where the entire product conforms to their vision. This the polar opposite of the way it works at other companies.

Lean startups find their moment
http://venturehacks.com

Overproduction: Things the customer doesn’t want. Cars the customer won’t buy. Features the customer doesn’t want. Software the customer won’t purchase.

Wikipedia : Requirements Analysis
http://en.wikipedia.org

Requirements analysis in systems engineering and software engineering, encompasses those tasks that go into determining the needs or conditions to meet for a new or altered product or project...

Why low-fidelity prototyping kicks butt for customer-driven design
http://andrewchen.co

low-fidelity prototyping can be really useful because it aids an iterative, customer-focused approach

The What, Why, and How of Mockups
http://designmodo.com

mockups, wireframes, and prototypes can be confused with each other, making it difficult to find accurate information on each.

A Late Edition

Was not used as a reference but an interesting perspective that fit into my ideas. The Tyranny of the Minimum Viable Product

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