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How to Build a Minimum Viable Product from Scratch Part 1

Victor Purolnik
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The MVP is the most basic product version that can be launched. It has only the essential features required to define the product’s value proposition. The MVP is built to achieve product-market fit as quickly as possible.

The idea behind MVP is to release a product with just enough features to get usable feedback from customers. This feedback can decide which features to add or remove from future product versions. It must be usable, reliable, and consider user needs.

The main reason to build a minimum viable product is to launch a product quickly and efficiently without spending too much money. This is done by basing the product on an established idea and then collecting user feedback to help improve future iterations. 

An MVP can help you identify your target audience, get experience-based ideas, and save time overall. Here’s how you can create one from scratch:

First, Do Market Research

The number one reason for a startup’s failure is that the product does not address a problem that potential customers have. If the product does not solve people’s problems, then the customers will not be interested in using it.

Ideas that do not fit the market’s needs are not worth pursuing. A business should always ensure that its ideas will be useful to its target users before investing time and resources into developing them. Conducting surveys is a good way to gather information about what users want and need. Additionally, businesses should keep track of their competitors’ offers to ensure their product idea is unique and stands out.

Second, Ask What Value You Want to Add

The new product offers users a benefit that they can use. It is a valuable product because it can help them in their everyday lives. They can buy the product because it is useful to them and it is a good investment. The product should be based on the needs of the users. The most basic state of the product should introduce value to the users.

Third, Determine the User’s Flow

The design process is important because it empowers developers to see the app from the users’ perspective. This means that you need to consider how easy it is for users to get around the app, from when they open it to when they complete a task, such as making a purchase or delivery. User flow is important because it ensures you don’t miss anything while keeping the product’s future and user satisfaction in mind.

It is important to map out the steps users will take to complete a task on your site or app. This will help you determine what process stages are necessary and what actions must be taken to complete the task. Focusing on basic tasks such as finding and buying a product or managing and receiving orders, rather than features, will help you create a more user-friendly experience. The users’ goals while using the product must be defined to create features for each stage of the process.

To Be Concluded

Part two of this series will tackle the last three steps to build a minimum viable product, along with a few extra tips to develop one properly. Remember that the user is always the top priority when starting with an MVP since you’ll be selling this to them by the end.

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