MINIMUM VIABLE PRODUCTS: THE BUILDING BLOCKS FOR PROJECT SUCCESS

Graph of Success for Minimum Viable Products

In the world of business, deadlines are an integral part of the day to day. For a coder to meet bring a project to the table on schedule they bring forth a product known as the Minimum Viable Product or MVP. A MVP brings the value customers expect but requires the least amount of time and resources. The point of a MVP is twofold, not only does it reveal the value companies want to deliver but it tests the market and gives valuable insights as to how well a product will do in the market. A product has to go through a loop to become the best it can be. The ideas come, then the MVP is built and coded quickly, success is measured through data, learn from the MVP, and start the loop over by improving on MVP and putting full time and resources into the product.

Now that a foundation has been laid as to what MVPs are and why they play a crucial role in the industry of technology, let’s take a look at how MVPs are tackled at the Montana Code School.

At the Montana Code School after just 7 weeks of instruction students were set on the task of completing fully functional MVPs from the ground up. They had just two weeks to complete the project and at the end they were to give a presentation on their work. Their accomplishments half way through the program were incredible so expectations were high. On presentation night the turnout was huge, and just as their instructors predicted the MVPs were great, the skills they demonstrated were amazing, and the audience was blown away. This demonstrates exactly how prepared the students are to be hired by tech companies and roll out robust MVP projects early on in their position, setting them up for great success!