Minimum viable product is like the gift that keeps on giving: every product person has an opinion about it, Medium is full of writing about it, and as you read this product teams everywhere are hotly debating whether theirs is appropriate to ship. But MVP is slowly making way to new ideas, and acronyms. And the focus on delight, over viability, is increasingly making its way into product discourse.
So we asked you this week – which is an acceptable minimum? MVP or MDP?
This turned out to be our closest poll question ever. Minimum delightful product only got 51% of the votes, so MVP is still very real. Our debaters, meanwhile, had some important input about how t0 think about these when you’re building a new product (or even releasing a new feature).
What do you think? Which minimum is acceptable? Tell us in the comments.