Polished MVPs are not oxymorons

Engineers sometimes resist building an MVP because it has come to mean “low quality rush job that we end up maintaining forever.”

But MVPs shouldn’t be low quality versions of final products. They should be a high quality core feature of the final product. MVPs and craftsmanship should be friends, not enemies.

The cliched example: an MVP of a nice car is a nice scooter, not a piece of junk barely-working car. The barely working car is a POC (or maybe tracer bullets), and MVPs are not POCs.

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