It’s not that hard to avoid wasting months of your life on a bloated MVP. I think there are only two steps:
- Think of your #1 most compelling value prop story for your MVP.
Tell the story with as much specific context as possible.
- Give specific value to 1–10 specific people you know, consistent with your specific value prop story in Step 1.
If I say that your MVP is bloated, it’s because I don’t think you followed these steps.
Here at Bloated MVP, we’ll be collecting examples of startups which I believe can benefit from this MVP un-bloating process.
See also: The Lean MVP Flowchart