Minimum Viable Product (mvp)

The second concept that software teams take pride in is the Minimum Viable Product (mvp), which seeks to answer the question: what is the cheapest and fastest product that we can build to help us to learn something of value? My observation of software teams is that we use mvp as a scope management paradigm. When we have to do many things in the backlog and time/budgets are limited, we identify the mvp. Once again, the intent of releasing a usable product under given constraints is commendable, but an mvp defined based on the two dimensions of time and budget isn't really an mvp.

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