Minimum viable product is no longer the real MVP of the product world. We already saw the diminishing role of MVP in our debate on minimum delightful product, but the truth is, it’s still a common enough device employed by many product teams. But what is it exactly that you really use MVP for? Is it a way to not let perfection get in the way by experimenting with new things? Or is it really not so much for external consumption as it is about validating a hypothesis?
75% of our readers think that MVP really should be more of a validation tool than an experiment, and our debaters agree. Well, at least they do in the via negative — it makes less sense to use MVP as purely experimental.
What do you think? Tell us in the comments.