Understanding and working with the Minimum Viable Product

The world is changing faster than ever before. The advent of the internet, mobility, social networking, cloud computing, and all the behaviour changes due to COVID19 pandemic. Everything has accelerated.

When I was younger, the rise of innovative products was much slower. The world was more predictable. Now it’s different.The acceleration of innovation and the velocity of disruption are hard to comprehend or anticipate. The changes hit your business, at the core. You have to do something about it, fast!

MVP, short for Minimum Viable Product, is a concept that emerged in Silicon Valley and became very famous from many successful stories such as Facebook, Zappos, Dropbox, amongst many others. The MVP, as the name implies, is the simplest experiment, prototype or set of features made available to users to validate an idea and collect essential data to guide the direction of the product. Let’s spend quality time talking about the MVP concept and how successful people and teams have been using it.

    About the trainer

    Paulo Caroli is the author of seven books including the Lean Inception, a best seller book in Brazil and a methodology to align a group of people to build the right product, via the MVP. Paulo worked for six startups when he lived in Silicon Valley (from 2000 to 2008). Paulo works for Thoughtworks since 2006 and has been helping many organisations over the globe to apply agile and lean concepts. Since 20011 Paulo has specialised in facilitating Lean Inception workshops, typically helping large organisations succeed with agile and Lean StartUp concepts.


    You will learn

    • What is Lean StartUp
    • Customer development + Business Model Canvas + Agile
    • History of MVP
    • What is MVP
    • What is pivot
    • Examples of MVP
    • Experiments and MVP
    • Types of MVP
    • Types of pivot
    • Dual track development and MVP
    • Faith or fact
    • Team Topologies and MVP
    • Stages of a StartUp: Search, Build and scale
    • Types of innovation
    • Innovation Ambition Matrix
    • Hypothesis driven development
    • Two engines for a large organisation: Innovation and Execution
    • The 3 Horizon framework
    • Outcome based planning
    • What is Lean inception
    • OKR and MVP
    • MVP and Scrum
    • MVP and Kanban
    • Validation board
    • MVP Canvas


    • Basic knowledge of agile methods.
    • Some experience in product management

    Target Audience

    • Business leaders
    • Product Managers
    • Product Owners
    • Agile Coaches
    • Scrum Masters
    • Developers
    • Testers


    9 hours (either a full day; two consecutive days, 4 and 1/2 hours per day; or three consecutive days, 3 hours per day)

    Training participation includes

    • Support material
    • Learning and networking


    This training is not open to the public yet. Contact [email protected] for more information.

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