This is one of the first questions which should be asked during product development. Instead of spending time, money and energy creating a finished product that may not be suitable for the market, ask yourself what you can do with the least amount of resource to get the biggest impact.
By creating an MVP, you distill your initial idea into the minimum set of features that will allow you to assess its viability in the marketplace. Your aim is to build the smallest MVP possible to allow you to gather the key information you need about how best to proceed.
Benefits to developing an MVP
Quick feedback regarding the development of your concept
Information about your customer’s expectations with interactive prototypes
Minimal resource required while still validating your idea for end users
The MVP development process
In order to create an MVP, we recommend that you follow a five-step process through which key elements of your concept will be highlighted. This allows a SWOT analysis to be performed early in the process before any larger investments are made.
- DiscoveryPinpoint and clearly define the capability or need that you are trying to solve. This will make testing your concept more effective.
- DesignDevelop wireframes, technical designs, creative designs and requirements documentation to determine which functionality will deliver what you need.
- DevelopBegin to define your solution around the minimum set of required features. Our approach of agile development saves time and allows quick delivery.
- Measure: As soon as your MVP has been launched, you are able to observe how your end users interact with your product, their behaviours and their feedback.
- Identify changesThe development team will make any improvements to your product based of customer feedback and your vision of the end product.
- The LoopThe loop between all phases continues until you either have a product that is approved for further development, or you take the decision to drop the MVP concept.
Developing your MVP
into a full solution
Having an MVP will give you the chance to improve on your software product development and you will not waste resource on unnecessary features. Once your MVP proves successful, you can continue the journey of developing it into a complete solution. We can help you with this in the following ways:
- We take away the complexities of dealing with technical issues, leaving you to concentrate on developing your business ideas
- We combine excellent technical expertise with efficient processes which are tailored to the needs of your business processes
- Our experienced software engineers provide you with continuous support, offering advice and guidance throughout the process