Over the past few years, minimum viable products (MVPs) have begun to evolve
I’m not talking about entertainment—I’m talking product flounce.
What is MVP?
Minimum Viable Product is development technique where fresh product or a website is being launched along with minimum resources in order to satisfy the tech-savvy or early adopters. The complete set of features is designed and developed after getting the feedback from the initial users about product that had already been launched. Through this initial version of product developers gather enough learning about product used by customers by applying least effort.
Importance of MVP
MVP is required to get data from customers regarding the product launch. When all the required data had been gathered then we move forward to develop fully functional product.
1). Save time and money.
2). Engage investors.
3). Cross checking whether project is being developed according to user’s feedback.
4). Get to know about the present market behavior regarding product.
MVP for Startups
It is really a cool idea for an entrepreneur organization to begin with something that won’t let them down. These are MVP building blocks that make up an application live without actually building it. As startup’s they need not to invest on development all they have to do is to focus on Wireframes, Mockups, Explanatory Video or Rapid Prototype. This will give them a basic idea to release their initial model without wasting time and money. Being an entrepreneur one needs to think about having maximum output by providing minimum input features.
All the famous startups such as Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, Zappos, Aardvark had just an idea that had been converted into live project. It’s all up to you, how well you can use the existing technology to build newer one. Get set and hit unless and until you achieve your destiny.
The basis: Associate participant could be a thanks to get the foremost bang for your buck once you’re promoting a replacement product construct.
So, you invest the smallest amount of cash and energy attainable to present your product plan a market check run so as to check if your target market is even remotely interested
“The main concept of MVP is to sell product to market.”
If they so no interest towards your concept, you only made a little investment. But if they are interested them it is green light to build a more sustainable product.
There are many building blocks to develop MVP, but I will talk about few of them.
Building blocks of MVP
These are best choice if you are running out of time and money. You are explaining your product to tech-laden or creative audience. If your target are people who have real interest then MVP is best choice. It is based on visual concept. Apart from that if your aim is to present it to different audience that are not from above category then you need graphical or more enhance view of MVP.
Other than that there are times that you need things that move, an eye catching stuff that contain buttons and images to attract them. Basically you need to explain you audience that they are not working on actual product so that they may not get over distracted by the functional behavior. Rest rapid prototype are best for people who need a virtual or visual representation of their product.
3). Explainer Video
It is better idea to create a video rather to develop a product. So why? By biggest advantage of making a video prototype will lead towards better explanation of product that will be developed. User will get whole working of product in few minutes. It had great advantage to present your product to potential user or investors who are really interested without really building the main product.
These are safe when you are working with an audience who don’t have mental practice to visualize abstract concept. They are ready made design that will help your audience to get perfect match to meet their requirements accordingly. To have better effect you can build interactive mockups of product.
“For some shareholder, an image is worth than having multiple Wireframes”
Some time back my team have developed an app that have an immense effect that lead to better development of product. After the market analysis we realized that building the lite version of product had caught the market, we targeted the higher version of product that have raised the funding of product.
Mislead about MVP
Some of the folks really misinterpret the term and focus only on the former part pf definition. They skip the rest part of think of something else. For some MVP are bit sloppy or grim representation.
Releasing of half made product is not an MVP. It is tragic, or counter production.
Get your hands on most tech-freak development process to make things work out in an easy and descriptive manner.
The main purpose of MVP is to test the idea and need to get the correct learning through minimum resources.
Some example of MVP
Before coming into picture Facebook had developed an initial model and it had been released in market. Within short time span it had attracted customer towards it and set a base for developing whole product with maximum features.
Initially Facebook had very basic features and a simple format as a social media network. As time passed Facebook had increased with technology features. All that worked had made possible through the concept of MVP.
When it comes to tech giant Google all that I will say is “Beyond Imagination”. Anyone had ever thought that this basic concept will built such an organization that will spread all over the Globe. It was just a search engine to crawl on web pages. It is designed in HTML just part of research purpose. Now you all know what google is capable of.
Pros of MVP
-Reusability: It refers to reuse the code both for model purpose and logical purpose that is business logic implementation.
-Adaptability: A better design won’t need further changes and on the other hand it always welcomes the changes required.
-Layered Architecture: It separate the data access from another layer as well.
-Test Driven Event: Here you can test each module separately as it is built.
Cons of MVP
-Not for small project
-Developer need to adapt the changing technology
-Requires experience and extra effort to implement right thing at right place
The main point of MVP is to sell the concept to market, not to scare away the people. The reality behind this concept is to present the overall business working in few steps. It is quite simple and descriptive in terms of visualization of product before actual development.
As it is said, you don’t need to be scared to make your dreams come true.
It’s supposed to be automatic, but actually you have to push this button.
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