#8 – Horizontal vs Vertical Development

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VERTICAL DEVELOPMENT means you build the product addressing one customer need at a time. You don’t try to get it right the first time. You build, learn and adapt; maximizing value and minimizing risk.

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#7 – Waste: Defects

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Waste is one of the seven wastes of software development. Don’t let even the first bug slip or you will soon suffer the Broken Window Syndrome, i.e. it will become ok to leave things broken.

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#5 – MVP Flavors

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We define an MVP as the fastest and cheapest thing we can build to field-test our hypothesis about our product or service. If you don’t intend to learn from the MVP it is not an MVP, it’s simply a release.