How to Get to Minimum Viable Product
Many books, blogs, and videos describe the what and why of a startup’s minimum viable product (MVP), but not many discuss how. This class provides a cross-industry, actionable framework for founders to define and create an MVP that works across technical platforms.
Approx. 3 hours
How to Get to Minimum Viable Product (MVP)
Every venture capitalist, board member and startup advisor counsels the entrepreneur to focus on building their minimum viable product (MVP). But how exactly does a company build out its MVP?
This training provides a structured approach to building your Minimum Viable Product (MVP), regardless of your specific industry or technical platform. It goes beyond simple sound bites to provide a framework that is easily applied to many different types of products.
It also provides a methodology full of best practices to plan and prioritize your features, resulting in a lean roadmap that minimizes MVP bloat. Paid students also receive several downloadable tools & resources to track, prioritize, and estimate the cost of individual product requirements as part of a visual product roadmap.
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Building a successful startup requires many skills. Our training packages bundle multiple topics into a single purchase to provide introductory, core or advanced training.LEARN MORE
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Course Topics Covered in Each Package
Introductory Topics, including:
MVP Background & Challenges
- MVP rationale
- Defining MVP vs. building your MVP
MVP Approach & Framework
- MVP is not a product
- How MVP relates to customer sales
- MVP process: from earliest showable to earliest lovable
- Characteristics of each MVP phase
- The importance of execution
- How product inflection points contribute to the startup funding strategy
Everything in Starter, plus:
- MVP types: mockups, videos, etc.
- Examples from Airbnb, Stripe, etc.
- The importance of planning
- How MVP affects inflection points & funding
MVP Features & Bloat
- Feature prioritization to avoid bloat
- Tracking user stories
Modern Product Development
- Waterfall vs. Agile
- Scrum concepts and sprints
- Scrum roles, artifacts, & ceremonies
Everything in Pro, plus:
- Process and control
- Burndown tracking
- Increasing accuracy of estimations
- Business benefit rubric
- Grading technical complexity
- Bottoms-up engineering estimates
- Product requirements spreadsheet
- Product roadmap & Gantt chart
- Burndown chart