I want my MVP

A 60 minute Workshop by:

Alastair Lee

Pilot Works

Darwin Peltan

Piliot Works

Slides from session

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About this Workshop

There is some confusion about the concept of Minimum Viable Product. For some it's a way of learning what your users value, for others it's release #1 of your product or service. For many designers it's synonymous with having all their interaction design flourishes and 'signature moments' slashed to get the product out the door.

I think it's time that UXers claimed MVPs for their own and started using them as a tool to ask not only 'how do we build this?', but 'should we build this?'.

So in this workshop we'll:

  • remind ourselves why it's important to question assumptions that underpin product or feature ideas
  • practice identifying risky assumptions
  • learn about different kinds of MVPs and experiments, and what works in what situation
  • practice choosing an MVP type and defining experiments for a given scenario

About the Speakers

Alastair Lee

Alastair Lee is a digital strategist and co-founder of Pilot Works, a product discovery consultancy based in Bristol. He has a background in product management and strategic UX and has led digital teams at the BBC, Time Out and Bristol City Council. He's on a quest to help organisations build products and services that create genuine value - for them, their users and society as a whole.


Darwin Peltan

Darwin is passionate about building products and services that customers love. He has more than 10 years of experience and has worked with start-ups, charities and large commercial organisations. Darwin is an active member of the agile community and is a co-organiser of the Product Tank South West community.