Thursday, June 2, 2016

Seeking General Questions: A Forum MVP

No, not "Most Valuable Player." MVP in this case stands for "Minimal Viable Product. It comes from the book The Lean Startup by Eric Ries. It is his entrepreneurial form of Lean.

The idea is to get the bare essence of your idea or product out to the public and then started iterating as rapidly as possible based on feedback from your customers. Get feedback, make changes, redeploy,  get feedback, etc. The faster you are able to do this, then the faster you learn what is valuable to your customer or not, and the farther ahead of any potential competitors you will be. Whoever gets to market with a viable product has the best chance at capturing market share. Of course, maintaining that lead is a different story, and this is where all of the rest of the Lean concepts come into play. This blog is my MVP into Lean and veterinary medicine on the Internet.

So, I am going to run a small experiment. I originally had a page of this blog devoted to a forum, but decided learning about and maintaining  both a blog and a forum was redundant and too much at once. So, I dropped the forum page.

It occurred to me, however, that, maybe, some of you might have other questions about Lean that don't necessarily fall neatly under one of the already posted articles. Therefore, this  post is my MVP for a forum, possibly, sometime in the future. If you have any  questions or comments about Lean, Lean in veterinary medicine or this blog, please send a comment to this post below. I and/or Mark Graban will respond ASAP.  If I get an indication that a forum would be of value, I will reconsider adding it to  the site.

Please use the  comment section below to ask any questions or leave any comments. Thanks for checking in!

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