I’ve abandoned “MVP”

After years of struggle, I’m advising all of my clients and product leader coachees to stop using the term “MVP”.  Not to stop doing validation, discovery, prototyping or experiments they may associate that that acronym, but to remove the label from all of their docs and presentations and talks.  To delete the letters MVP from roadmaps and product charters…

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Hiring Enterprise Sales Teams Ahead of Product/Market Fit

Sending an expensive B2B sales team out to discover what we should build isn’t a great strategy. We should do less expensive, unemotional, non-commissioned validation and learning before scaling up our selling effort.

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Webinar: My Stories Aren’t Long Enough…

Sometimes we’re asked for conflicting or less-than-sensible things, both from customers and internal groups. This webinar is about understanding teams and adopting agile processes/tools to our specific situations.

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Product Experience Podcast: The Product Mensch

Wide-ranging conversation about product leadership, how product management has evolved, validation ahead of building, teleportation, scaling up product management teams, and working with non-product executives.

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Athens: The Need for Real End User Validation

Rich will give a talk on “Product Managers, Product Owners, and the need for Real End User Validation” at Agile Summit Greece, 21 Sept 2018.

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Dublin: Product Managers, Product Owners, Scalable Product Models

ProductTank Dublin is hosting a short discussion on product managers, product owners and scalable models for agile product teams. This is usually a large, loud, opinionated group — so should be exciting and unpredictable.

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Building the RIGHT Thing @ AgileCamp SV

What do markets and customers need? Most agile discussions focus on building things *right*; we’ll focus on building the right things, validation and avoiding 100% waste.

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Lean Meetup: Challenges of Enterprise Product Management

Lean Product/UX Meetup: Enterprise software products often have long sales cycles, lumpy revenue streams, and organizational gaps between buyers and users. How does this shape enterprise product management?

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