Chapter 12

MVPs and Story Maps

This chapter continues the coverage of quarterly and feature planning, focusing on two tools used in that context: minimum viable products (MVPs) and story maps. Figure 12.1 highlights the activities covered in the chapter.

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Figure 12.1 Chapter 12 on the map

The chapter begins with MVP planning. It describes how to use MVPs to test hypotheses. It explores numerous MVP types, such as the Smoke-and-Mirrors MVP—a quick version that provides a similar frontend to that offered by the real product but uses workarounds behind the scenes. The chapter includes guidelines for using MVPs to test hypotheses, make adjustments, ...

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