Minimum Viable Feature Considered Harmful
It’s challenging to know when you have the right product increment to deliver to a customer. MVP is interpreted as something whole, usable, and valuable to the customer, emphasizing whole. “Minimum” becomes close to “maximum.” The MVP becomes a point of contention – leaders press to have viable mean more and more functionality, developers use minimum to lessen scope. In many cases, the minimum viable product becomes the first and only release, while any subsequent releases become minor enhancements, or worst yet, patches. This session will discuss strategies to keep your MVP balanced between minimum and maximum.
Dr. Charles Suscheck specializes in agile software development methodologies and project management. He is the Scrum.org Professional Scrum Product Owner course steward and is one of only seven people in the world that can teach the entire Scrum.org curriculum. He has over 30 years of professional experience in information technology, beginning his career as a software developer. Dr. Suscheck holds a Doctorate, Masters, and Bachelors in Computer Science. He has multiple certifications, including Professional Scrum Trainer (PST), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Safe Program Consultant (SPC), Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP). He has over numerous published articles, an educator at heart, he has taught several thousand students software development, and is a highly respected conference speaker. He is also co-author of the Springer book “Parallel Agile - faster delivery, fewer defects, lower cost”.
Please visit : https://www.scrum.org/classes?uid=128 to see available training.
Send Dr. Suscheck an email to get a $200 discount. Chuck Suscheck <email@example.com>
View Dr. Chuck's talk with the Chapter here: