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Digital Product Management: Design websites and mobile apps that exceed expectations by Kristofer Layon

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Chapter 5. Completing Minimum Viable Products

Now that you’ve written your user stories and prioritized your work, do you just dig in on design and development? Is the rest of the process just like it’s always been; that is, do you write requirements and come up with comprehensive designs, then do a lot of work as best you can and hope it all tests well with users when you’re done?

That’s certainly the traditional way of doing a project: creating the best possible design and plan, then executing the plan as thoroughly as is practical, hopefully also working as quickly as possible and therefore making the project as affordable as possible.

Maximizing the planning and estimating before any work begins is what’s known as a waterfall approach. While ...

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