We've heard from companies scaling up to meet customer demand, about the flaws and set-backs of producing a Minimal Viable Product (MVP).
Mainly, that the MVP was never fit for purpose. It seems unable to stand the stresses of onboarding more, doing more, or simply biting off more than it can chew.
But that's precisely it.
An MVP was only ever meant to meet the 'minimum' paying criteria of your customers to get the ball rolling.
Moving onward to an actual product release takes a lot more planning, and may even require starting another build from scratch.
Building upon your MVP without incorporating for future design and functionality, will have you building upon flimsy fundamentals that could bite you down the road, in the form of technical debt.
But you had to build and ship your MVP to customers because "time was of the essence"!
And we totally get that.
If we had to pick however, we'd choose to build and ship the MVP with some reasonable forecasting, but prioritising your customer segment's immediate needs.
And then come back to the drawing board when the pressures of scaling up begin to mount.
Cross the bridge when it comes, as they say.
That's when you'll have to make important decisions on how to proceed with your product development road map.
So when the time actually comes for a full product release, don't be afraid to take a long hard look at the road that lies ahead, and making some difficult decisions now, rather than later.
𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮'𝐯𝐞 𝐞𝐧𝐣𝐨𝐲𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐢𝐞𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭, 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐮𝐬 𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭, 𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐢𝐞𝐜𝐞, 𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐮𝐛𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐑𝐒𝐒 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐝!
𝐏𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐮𝐬 𝐚 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐨𝐧 𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐚 @ 𝐄𝐄 𝐃𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐂𝐚𝐩𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐥
2023: The year of growth
Here's wishing you a brilliant start to the year! ✨
With growth on a personal and professional level 🚀
And plenty more to achieve and get done 📌
But also paying attention to the little things, important, yet right in front of you 😇
Now go get it! 💪
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