Minimum Viable Product: Pick Any Two

As the minimum viable product idea becomes mainstream, I’m starting to hear “MVP” used to justify any minimal effort. It’s great that people want to benefit from being lean and agile, but it’s also absolutely vital that an MVP answers your important questions. There are many kinds of MVPs and most of them are anything […]

Balanced Team is Coming to Grand Rapids in 2015

Update February 2015: Tickets for the event are now on sale! Early bird tickets are available through mid-February; standard tickets will be available after that. Please visit the Balanced Team 2015 Grand Rapids website for more information. We’re excited you’ll be joining us. See you soon! Many teams and organizations struggle with the question, “How […]

Less Is More – 4 Benefits of Starting with a Minimum Viable Product

Eric Ries defines a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) as “…a version of a new product which allows a team to collect the maximum amount of validated learning about customers with the least effort.” An MVP usually targets early adopters and includes only the minimum amount of features to validate your value proposition hypotheses. A Caveat […]

An Operations Mindset Is at Odds with Innovation

Atomic Object has helped many companies design and implement new software products. I’ve noticed different environments at companies that are primed for innovation and companies that are not. Operational Mindset Roger Martin’s knowledge funnel concept describes how business practices become more algorithmic as organizations scale and strive for efficiency. As companies scale, their technology departments […]