There are many reasons to set and meet deadlines. You may have PR lined up, or for financial reasons need to get something out at a certain time. And, to be clear, the concept of MVP has value, especially if you are building something completely different from everything else that exists. But if you have a hunch that what you’ve built isn’t good enough to test the viability of your idea, follow your gut. Move your deadline and get the product to a place where you are proud of it. Being first doesn’t mean you’re going to be successful. And you won’t be able to learn anything about the product being viable if it doesn’t work.
My new joke is that MVPs often forget about the “V” part. Though to be fair, it’s easy to forget that the market has become so saturated in such a brief time; nonetheless, bring your fucking a-game if you want to build the best [photo, mail, location sharing, review, weather, shopping] app out there.
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