Getting to MV(r)P - Getting to the Minimum Validated RIGHT Problem (or making sure you're solving the right thing)

Many people have embraced the concept of MVP (minimum valuable product or minimum viable product) ie delivering the smallest increment of customer value. However, once developed, these MVPs are also criticised for not being viable, for a range of reasons.
I prefer to focus on delivering the 'right' MVrP – Minimum Validated (right) Problem ie a tested solution or experiment outcome aligned to a customer problem.
In this session, we’ll explore the power of using an end-to-end model of:
- design-thinking to understand customer problems
- lean experimentation to validate these problems to arrive at the right MVP
- that's delivered using agile techniques as an MVP
- and embedded via lean change methodologies
Together we'll explore a range of tools and techniques to achieve this practice:
- Outcomes Overview of an end-to-end model for managing problem:solution:delivery:change
- The Lean sprint
- How to design an experiment
- Creating the Validation plan
- An experiments wall
- Developing a one-page experiment report

Outline/Structure of the Workshop

Over the course of 90 minutes I'll be running an interactive session where I'll introduce, model and then lead participants in working through each of the techniques.

1. What is MV(R)P and where did it come from?

2. Exploring my end-to-end design-thinking; lean experimentation; agile delivery; lean change process

3. Creating a problem together - 'designing problems' techniques

4. Exploring GOLEAN - Lean start-up process to assess goals, environmental conditions for experimenting, analysis, what's next

5. Establishing a validation plan

6. Running a Lean Sprint

7. Developing an Experiment report

Learning Outcome

In this workshop, I'll be exploring a multitude of tools and techniques to enable better process in creating MVPs. I'll help participants uncover some of the real impediments to why MVPs sometimes/often don't achieve their goals and outline strategies to increase success.

Target Audience

People working at the enterprise level

Prerequisites for Attendees

Ideally think about reasons MVPs haven't always hit the mark, what are the triggers, pain points; where's the waste and opportunities for improvement?


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