When Perfect Is (and Isn't) the Enemy of Good
Keep reading for FREE
For work that is not mission-critical, sometimes it is better to be just good enough, instead of being perfect.
Striving for 'Good Enough' instead of perfect can increase productivity if done rightly.
If you already have a big, successful product in the market and want to launch a new, not-so-perfect product, it may not be a great idea.
Launching a bare-bones product is more suitable for early-stage companies.
The Minimum Viable Product is the simplest, most basic form of a product or service, which can be sold in the market. This doesn't have all of the bells and whistles but has enough features to work. Basically, it is good enough but not perfect.
Releasing an MVP allows one to get feedback at an early stage, and improve the product later on.
If a product isn't perfect, the thing to consider is if it provides value to the user as it is, or not.
If there are some omissions or inconveniences, one has to figure out if it is still worth putting in the market or wait until it is in better shape.
If a product is being launched in the market that is new and does not have competition, then launching it with bare minimum features is the right way.
MVP (Minimum Viable Product) strategy does not work for a generic product.
reading habits, gather your
remember what you readand stay ahead of the crowd!
Save time with daily digests
No ads, all content is free
Save ideas & add your own
Get access to the mobile app
4.7 App Rating
Never give up. Always find a reason to keep trying.
MORE LIKE THIS
Take any product that is considered to be best in class, and you can quickly find some issues with it. The iPhone doesn’t offer some of the flexibility of Android. A Tesla doesn’t have the same range as gas-powered cars. Gmail is missing some features that other alternatives provide.