Speaking of Ship: https://vimeo.com/106866572
Pasquale, yes. This is the ship I speak of in the post. You hit it on the head.
The article resonates with me. I guess in the »Real World« it's always gonna be some compromise.
BTW: The Idea isn't new. google knows. Doesn't mean it's bad to keep on repeating it.
Awesome! Hadn't seen these links and didn't bother to Google it but glad you sent the link :) Yep, never hurts to keep drilling it in — especially if it's important.
At one of my previous gigs, this was alway a huge problem. Everyone read Lean Startup and jumped right into thinking that meant putting up crap. Then they wondered why it didn't work.
Honestly the culture needs to embrace it or it won't work. However you need to be part of the drilling continually to get them to understand it. Has to start somewhere :)
Wicked, and I mean wicked article. I've been having this conversation with people in my circles for a while now, have read Lean Startup, and appreciated the underlying idea of MVP, but always felt something was off, that it was being contorted, used, and abused to justify bad UX and design. Minimum Loveable Product (MLP) is my new mantra whenever someone flashes me Lean Startup or MVP.
Glad you dig it! And awesome to hear you'll be flashing "Minimum Lovable Product" from here on out :D !
Haha. Hope the rest of the team will be receptive to random acts of MLP flashing. :D
It's almost as if she was listening in to our meetings last week where the MVP term was being tossed about very liberally in meeting after meeting after meeting. It's right up there with the "just get it to done" mantra that is so pervasive where I work.
Product owner - "Pop it on the design backlog. We'll do that after the final release". Me - "Sigh".
Wonderful article and thanks for letting me know I am not alone.
I really enjoyed this, thanks! I've been thinking a lot about MVP lately, trying figure out what it means to be happy enough with it to let it go into the wild, and this articulates that really well! Cheers!
Glad to hear that, Ivana! Best of luck in all the MLPs you ship ;)
I'm printing this term off and putting it on my wall.
You address a very important point here Cat, I'm glad I'm not the only one that has an issue with this!
hahah maybe I should create a poster out of it and sell it on Society6 =X