MVPs demystified - Moving beyond scope discussions
MVPs are often used as a way to chunk up our full feature scope into manageable parts that we can implement one step at a time. This approach does not really help us in much in deciding what should be in scope or out of scope, and what should be high priority or low priority. The true power of MVPs is facilitating fast learning. Will our proposed solution actually bring the business impact and value we think it will? What assumptions need to be true to achieve this impact? This talk - will introduce MVPs as minimal validations rather than feature sets; - will offer some examples of techniques to identify and prioritise assumptions and validate them; - will demonstrate we should not design the version of a product we can go live with up front, but rather give ourselves the freedom to stumble upon it during a series of deliberate experiments.
About the Speaker:
Mr. Filip Hendrickx calls himself a "Business Architect Meets Innovator" after about 10 years in business consulting and a prior 10 years in software engineering and research, Filip Hendrickx founded altershape to help established organisations become corporate startups. To do this, he follows a structured yet pragmatic approach, by bridging BA with lean startup and innovation techniques. Filip is also co-author with Ian Richards of their upcoming book on business transformation. Finally, as Joint-President of the IIBA Brussels Chapter, Filip helps supporting the BA profession and building the BA community in and around Belgium.