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Are you applying the concept of "Minimum Viable" to more than products?
I've been catching hints of MVx, with x being a variable, but am not finding a lot about it, online. In addition to Minimum Viable Products, are you implementing Minimum Viable...

- Experience
- Design
- Documentation
- Testing
- something else??? If so, what?

If you are, what are you doing and how are you implementing it?

Many thanks!
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Aaron -

Minimum Business Increment (as per PMI/FLEX) is a better term to use for most of the projects/products we would be managing. MVPs are focused on the business viability of a new or radically different product or service.

I prefer to go with the term "Minimally sufficient", "Lean" or "Just enough" as prefixes for the components you've listed.

Implementing these requires:

1. A lean mindset
2. An understanding of control & delivery objectives which have to be met (regardless of the approach taken)

Kiron
Aaron, no - new to me.

Just on a sideline, Digital Agile comes up with the term MCP instead of MVP - minimal consumable product.

I would take that thought one step further and ask for a minimal valuable product (to reflect that teams ought to deliver value, not merely running software).
I apply it to everything in my personal and professional life. I do the most important and valuable work immediately, getting feedback before proceeding to the next item.
Aaron,

Think I have always done something in those lines. Presenting to the client early and frequently the information.

Minimum Business Increment like Kiron describe
Aaron

What a coincidence, we were in a meeting today and discussing that we need an MVP for the design before we proceed and that the design should be delivered in increments to inspect and adapt early in the design development phase.

We requests the specs book to be delivered incrementally too by the Architect.

RK
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Jan 23, 2020 6:27 PM
Aaron Porter
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I don't know if this will help you, but I found an article titled "The Minimal Viable Design" on Medium.com. One of the recommendations it made was to create the Utopian version of the design, and then trim it back, as much as you can, to get to the level that you can make it fast to produce without creating rework. The Utopian version becomes the vision to keep you on track, although it could change as you iterate.
Jan 23, 2020 5:31 PM
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Aaron

What a coincidence, we were in a meeting today and discussing that we need an MVP for the design before we proceed and that the design should be delivered in increments to inspect and adapt early in the design development phase.

We requests the specs book to be delivered incrementally too by the Architect.

RK
I don't know if this will help you, but I found an article titled "The Minimal Viable Design" on Medium.com. One of the recommendations it made was to create the Utopian version of the design, and then trim it back, as much as you can, to get to the level that you can make it fast to produce without creating rework. The Utopian version becomes the vision to keep you on track, although it could change as you iterate.
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Jan 23, 2020 6:33 PM
Rami Kaibni
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Aaron

Thank you for sharing this, I will certainly take a look at it. Sounds very interesting and in line with what we do.

RK
Jan 23, 2020 6:27 PM
Replying to Aaron Porter
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I don't know if this will help you, but I found an article titled "The Minimal Viable Design" on Medium.com. One of the recommendations it made was to create the Utopian version of the design, and then trim it back, as much as you can, to get to the level that you can make it fast to produce without creating rework. The Utopian version becomes the vision to keep you on track, although it could change as you iterate.
Aaron

Thank you for sharing this, I will certainly take a look at it. Sounds very interesting and in line with what we do.

RK
Hi Aaron - great points. Great inputs from the group, too!

While I have not labeled as such, inherently, I recommend to strive for just enough. Get the most value with the least amount of effort. And like Rami points out, the least amount to elicit feedback.

Thanks for the article link.
Dear Aaron
Interesting this question of yours and the suggestion to read the "article titled" The Minimal Viable Design ""
Thanks for sharing

Two other concepts to consider:
- Minimum Business Increment
- Minimal Consumable Product
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