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What even is a
“MVP”?
Let’s make a thing!
Who am I?
Software Engineer at
DigitalOcean
Technical Advisor for
Bowtie.io and Seed Worthy
Longtime consultant
helping cl...
Welcome to
Springboard!
How I tend to
start:
(e.g. the wrong way)
So let’s focus a bit.
MVP
M.V.P.
M. V. P.
M. V. P.
M. V. P.
YEAH! That!
MINIMUM!
That “M” means something…
The Economics of
“Minimum”
Hint: Your scarce resource is you (e.g. time).
What is your Minimum?
You have a product in mind…
What is the very least it can be and
remain awesome?
How do you decide w...
The Power of “No”
Don’t be afraid to say no to yourself and your
team.
Examples…
*cough* Anecdata *cough*
Native Mobile Applications
vs. Responsive Mobile
Applications
What’s My Tip?
whatsmytip.bowtied.io
Kanban
Kanban is a project
management technique
popular in Agile
development
It uses sticky notes and a
wall…
That’s it. Stickies on a wall…
Prioritized by their location - top to bottom.
A simple planning
process
Write down all of your ideas for your project
on stickies in any order but leave them on the
tab...
A simple planning
process (con’t)
Walk down the list and find the first one that you
can probably ship without NO MATTER HOW...
A simple implementation
process
Now implement them in order… divide
and conquer or work together
Be sure to account for de...
So you know…
SHIP IT!
Questions?
Thank you for being
here!
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What even is a MVP for BowTie Springboard

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What even is a MVP for BowTie Springboard

  1. 1. What even is a “MVP”? Let’s make a thing!
  2. 2. Who am I? Software Engineer at DigitalOcean Technical Advisor for Bowtie.io and Seed Worthy Longtime consultant helping clients from Fortune 50s to tiny startups launch MVPs fast!
  3. 3. Welcome to Springboard!
  4. 4. How I tend to start: (e.g. the wrong way)
  5. 5. So let’s focus a bit.
  6. 6. MVP
  7. 7. M.V.P.
  8. 8. M. V. P.
  9. 9. M. V. P.
  10. 10. M. V. P. YEAH! That!
  11. 11. MINIMUM! That “M” means something…
  12. 12. The Economics of “Minimum” Hint: Your scarce resource is you (e.g. time).
  13. 13. What is your Minimum? You have a product in mind… What is the very least it can be and remain awesome? How do you decide what stays and what goes?
  14. 14. The Power of “No” Don’t be afraid to say no to yourself and your team.
  15. 15. Examples… *cough* Anecdata *cough*
  16. 16. Native Mobile Applications vs. Responsive Mobile Applications
  17. 17. What’s My Tip? whatsmytip.bowtied.io
  18. 18. Kanban Kanban is a project management technique popular in Agile development It uses sticky notes and a wall…
  19. 19. That’s it. Stickies on a wall…
  20. 20. Prioritized by their location - top to bottom.
  21. 21. A simple planning process Write down all of your ideas for your project on stickies in any order but leave them on the table One by one choose the most important feature note from the table and put it at the top of the board Repeat… until all of your stickies are on the wall
  22. 22. A simple planning process (con’t) Walk down the list and find the first one that you can probably ship without NO MATTER HOW COOL IT IS! Seriously be pragmatic and ruthless. Pare down the list. When you have, you have your MVP. Draw a line. Get to work.
  23. 23. A simple implementation process Now implement them in order… divide and conquer or work together Be sure to account for dependencies and work around them as you can
  24. 24. So you know… SHIP IT!
  25. 25. Questions?
  26. 26. Thank you for being here!

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