Lately everyone’s trying to fix or replaceÂ the concept of MVP (minimum viable product) in Agile software development, but MVP ain’t broke, and doesn’t need fixing.
For anyone who’s forgotten, here’s Eric Ries’ definition of MVP: “the minimum viable product is that version of a new product which allows a team to collect the maximum amount ofÂ validated learning about customersÂ with the least effort.”
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Continuous delivery shouldn’t be a controversial subject in the world of Agile software development – the third principle behind the Agile manifesto all but requires it: “Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale.” Yet as with true iteration, enterprises embracing Agile software development often balk at the idea.
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The values and principles of the Agile Manifesto are explicit about the need for frequent releases of working software, which mustÂ be iterations of the product, not simply increments of a plan made prior to commencing development. Yet the iterative approach – necessarily includingÂ re-work to featuresÂ that areÂ already delivered – often faces strong opposition from within enterprises, even those that are enthusiastically embracing Agile.
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