Is your Minimal Viable Product viable enough for YOU?


Eric Ries's Lean Startup approach promises to remove the uncertainty from your idea by providing a framework of constant testing and refining, helping you test your new idea at every stage of its development. If you're not sure whether you have a market for your product, you test your assumptions before you fully build it, using a Minimal Viable Product (MVP). It's designed to remove the uncertainty from building a startup, but there's one crucial aspect it misses - different people have very different perceptions of uncertainty. If you're not careful, the Lean Startup approach can feed your uncertainty, not remove it. Here's how. … [Read more...]