The MVP Mental Model
Here is a question we should all ask ourselves when building new software: Am I building in small chunks? Thinking and actions around the minimum viable product (MVP) are vital in creating a shift to full team and organizational agility. Agile methods work great when building, testing, and learning in small, discernible, discrete pieces is the norm. If there is not a shift to smaller increments, or even an understanding of how to do that, the agile transformation is going to be in trouble. Jim Grunder will show how to move team and organizational planning approaches to fundamentally smaller delivery and how the MVP plays a significant role in that. When a team is fluent in MVP and its associated mental model, there will follow smaller stories and tasks, more thoughtful story slicing, better testing and learning outcomes, higher-productivity teams working with greater morale, and, ultimately, faster turnaround to customer value.