The common advice to startups is to get your product in the customer’s hands as fast as possible. This is true because if you are solving a big problem, chances are that others are trying to solve it too.
Another basic truth is “never deliver the perfect product; deliver the product that is good enough.” The Lean Launchpad folks call this the M.V.P.
But none of this means you have to sacrifice quality. Your product does, in fact, have to work and it’s best when the customer is delighted to use it.
So how do you deliver a great product quickly, that is elegent but just good enough?
The answer is in the features and functionality you choose to deliver. Your customer discovery process should highlight what is most important in solving the basic problem. Then you deliver reliable functionality with elegant design and a delightful user experience.
It’s that simple…
Read “Reality Check” – By Guy Kawasaki
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