It is always a challenge to find the right essential minimum mix for an MVP. It is always a different problem, with different context, timing, user expectations. Always a challenge but quite rewarding when getting it right.
Some shots below explain it better: Continue reading “MVP means focused, not half done”
If there is a problem that you are trying to solve, spend more time with it. Obsess with it.
Use conventional and unconventional. Use others, get fresh perspectives, think crazy, think risky, think dumb. Anything you need to get that answer.
Sometimes all that’s needed is more time and focus.
The first answer might not be the whole answer. Keep digging, keep asking. Zoom in, zoom out. Take a break, focus again.
Go beyond just understanding in order to have a chance to come up with that simple, elegant solution.
One good way to start doing this is to try the 5 Whys approach:
If you have the chance, go back in time by reading the whole interview with Jobs and his team on the making of Macintosh Byte.