10 steps to build an MVP

10 steps to build an MVP
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We continue our series of articles about MVP development. In our MVP development, you can find the answers for most of the vital points in your minimum viable product development. But some of the answers should be expanded and presented in separate materials. Today we would like to tell you about 10 steps to build an MVP in details.

Last time we were talking about questions for defining MVP features. When you have the scope of the things you want to implement into your minimum viable product, it’s time to start developing.

First of all, there are three basic stages in MVP development:

Stages to build MVP. Syndicode

The learn and the measure stages drive the feedback loop for every development iteration. From here you find out what should be improved, what features perform worse than expected and what your users like most of all.

But the build stage needs closer investigation. What are you going to do there? How would you develop your minimum viable product?

Syndicode as an MVP development agency will help you to figure out 10 basic steps to build an MVP.

Steps to build an MVP

  1. Evaluate your business idea
    Define the primary goal of your product, analyze your potential users and competitors. Here are some reasons and ways of idea validation you have to consider.
  2. Choose the development methodology
    It will influence your workflow and specify development timeline, documentation and way your team will communicate. Most enterprises chose Agile methodology.
  3. Define the user flow
    Defining the user flow for your future product you should focus directly on its primary goal and describe the process stages.
  4. Prioritize the features
    Remember, that you’re developing the MVP, so cut down all those features that will not improve the user experience.
  5. Specifications gathering
    Here we start with developing. You want to know exactly what parts to build.
  6. Infrastructure and tests
    Make the basic decisions on numbers how many requests/min you’ll be serving. After adding the tests and knowing what it is you’re looking to build, make the list with the features (on Jira or Gitlab, maybe).
  7. Building out features
    Once you have environment and production ready, you can start adding the features one by one. This process could take a long time depending on the number of features and how much detail is needed.
  8. Styling up
    Once the core functionality is built and approved, then it comes time to style. This may be just inserting pre-built templates or everything from scratch.
  9. Deployment
    Present what you have done in your MVP to your users.
  10. Refactoring, tweaking, improving
    This is a process that is usually ongoing once you’ve launched an MVP. This step transfers you to a “measure” stage.

Here are 10 basic steps from our experience that will help you planning your MVP build stage. If you have any questions about MVP development or need a help, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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