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Building a Minimum Viable Product? You're Probably Doing it Wrong

Harvard Business Review

In creating a minimum viable product , entrepreneurs choose between experiments that can validate or invalidate their assumptions about a business model. If your MVP offers a better experience, then failure invalidates your business model; success doesn''t necessarily validate it. Validating MVPs use a worse product than what the final version will be, so success proves your model but failure is inconclusive. Test market risk first.

Building a Minimum Viable Product? You’re Probably Doing it Wrong

Harvard Business Review

In creating a minimum viable product , entrepreneurs choose between experiments that can validate or invalidate their assumptions about a business model. If your MVP offers a better experience, then failure invalidates your business model; success doesn’t necessarily validate it. Validating MVPs use a worse product than what the final version will be, so success proves your model but failure is inconclusive. Test market risk first.

When “Scratch Your Own Itch” Is Dangerous Advice for Entrepreneurs

Harvard Business Review

This approach to entrepreneurship increases your market knowledge: as a potential user, you know the problem, how you’re currently trying to solve it, and what dimensions of performance matter. And you can use this knowledge to avoid much of the market risk in building a new product. Building a company around a better-performing product means competing head-on with a powerful incumbent that has the information, resources, and motivation to kill your business.

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