It’s tempting to build in more features.
Building more is a reaction to fear.
Fear that you won’t provide enough.
Having the courage to build less has a number of benefits:
- Cheaper to build
- Faster to market
- Minimizes the amount of unvalidated assumptions (every MVP has a confidence factor, but it’s impossible to reach 100% confidence)
- Increases the % confidence in future releases (because their informed by real-world, real-user feedback)
- Increases velocity of evolution/iteration (feedback loops are tighter, faster, and more accurate than pre-launch ones)