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Jan 17, 2019 05:12:35

28. Minimum

by @zyumbik | 244 words | 🐣 | 209💌

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Sometimes you can just define what will be the perfect outcome for you and start working! However, often it's not necessary to aim for the perfect state. For example, if you are learning English, you don't need to reach upper-intermediate level in order to talk to others, even if that's something you desire to achieve. The beginner level will be enough for basic communication, and then if you want you can go further and advance your English. In this case, upper-intermediate is a “perfect” outcome, whereas beginner level is a minimum outcome. There is a term for that in product design — MVP, or Minimum Viable Product.

Define your minimum.

Just kill that perfectionism and aim for the minimum state you defined. No, you aren't aiming low in this case, because you still keep the perfect state in mind for the future. Instead, you are defining the first step that will allow you to start moving towards the ideal outcome. It's much easier to make small achievements, and to walk in small steps towards your goal instead of making a giant leap straight to the perfect state. It even will likely increase the speed. Let's return to the English learning example. If you were to start talking to people on the beginner level of English, wouldn't it then be much easier to reach your perfect state of upper-intermediate than doing it in isolation?

We all had to learn to crawl before we could walk. 
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    @zyumbik MVP is a very strong concept indeed. I'm very good at applying it to projects with other people, but I can't seem to make it work for me! I'll definitely look more into it ;)

    Alizée Baudez avatar Alizée Baudez | Feb 06, 2019 16:47:17
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    @zyumbik <<kill that perfectionism and aim for the minimum state you defined>> THATS my ultimate dream :-)))
    MVP, or Minimum Viable Product, thats the thing @philh ain't? :p

    Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Jan 21, 2019 07:34:27
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      @lucjah awesome! Is it a personal or a project related dream? What are you working on?

      I also heard a better abbreviation specifically for product design: MLP, or Minimum Lovable Product. If you are working on a product — the first iteration should be something that people love, not something that is generic and just works. This kind of products should feature all the things people will love it for.

      For example, if you are building the most secure social network, the main feature is security, so you can implement little social interaction but implement top-notch security in the first place, and only then if people are happy with it — start adding more social features.

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      @zyumbik @basilesamel Minimum Lovable Product. @philh Cool!?
      <<If you are working on a product — the first iteration should be something that people love...>> YEY!

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Jan 22, 2019 22:43:48
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      @zyumbik its always personal with me :-)))

      Lucjah avatar Lucjah | Jan 22, 2019 22:44:12
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      @zyumbik @lucjah yep, MLP is cool :)

      PhilH avatar PhilH | Jan 22, 2019 23:58:44
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