MVP examples

19 Mar 2015 | Lean Inception

Lean products are built incrementally, with recently created MVPs being added to the existent solid product. With MVP enhancements, the continuous and incremental delivery provides the increase of value of the product through time, while the creation process for traditional products does not provide any value up to the end, when the product is ready in its whole.

Below are a few illustrations for the MVP evolutionary approach.


bridge construction


cutting grass


building a vehicle


Check out the book To the Point for a simple recipe to understand and plan for the incremental delivery of MVPs.

Paulo Caroli

Paulo Caroli is the author of the best-selling book “Lean Inception: How to Align People and Build the Right Product” (the first on a series of books about Lean Strategy and Delivery). He's also the creator of , a site and book about retrospectives, futurospectives and team building activities. Caroli writes on this blog frequently. Receive the next post in your email. Sign up here .
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