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 resources required while still validating your idea for the end user.
The MVP development process
Creating a minimum viable product (MVP) makes it much quicker to test and validate a hypothesis based on evidence. Let the evidence decide whether the direction you are going in should be pursued, refined, or abandoned.
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.
Pinpoint and clearly define the capability or need that you are trying to solve. This will make testing your concept more effective.
Develop wireframes, technical designs, creative designs and requirements documentation to determine which functionality will deliver what you need.
Begin to define your solution around the minimum set of required features. Our approach of agile development saves time and allows quick delivery.
As soon as your MVP has been launched, you can observe how your end users interact with your product through their behaviours and feedback.
The development team will make any improvements to your product based of customer feedback and your vision of the end product.
The 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
At Forbytes, we enjoy working in partnerships to create new and exciting software solutions that make a difference. We are passionate about bringing your ideas to life.
Having an MVP will give you the chance to improve your software product and avoid wasting resources on unnecessary features. When your MVP proves successful, you can continue the process 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.
Our experienced software engineers provide you with continuous support, offering advice and guidance throughout development.