How to build your
Minimum Valuable Product
Successful projects are borne out of a carefully devised process. Having built a number of our own startups, we have developed expertise in rapid application development so that we and now our customers can quickly get to market. Take a look into each step of the creative process.
At a high level, a customer explains their ideas for their product. We now work with the customer to determine what are the essential elements to bring that product to market.
We present the customer with a high level design and an approximate budget. At this point, based on the budget, a customer might add or remove elements of the MVP.
Even the most innovative software is useless if it cannot be understood by its users. CST’s graphics designers work on initial screens to come up with an overall look and feel with the customer. Enough screens are built to ensure that the design is finalized weeks, if not months before the engineers start those sections.
We know that trusting another organization with an original idea is a daunting prospect, especially if the only time the customer sees the product is once it is finished. In order to ensure that client feedback is not overlooked, we develop over two or three week sprints. Implementing an AGILE methodology ensures that the development team and the customer are always in sync and daily stand-ups allow everyone to ask their questions before going too far down the wrong path.
Every software engineer, no matter how careful they are, or level of experience, develops software defects. It is critical that skilled QA engineers that know not only how to find problems through the user interface, but know how to test everything that's happening behind the scenes.
Only once the above steps have been completed will their MVP be ready for production. We take pride in a job well done, and our programmers will only give their final seal of approval once they attain the level of polish that CST products possess.
Cornerstone’s partnership with our clients does not end when the product goes live. Continuous improvement is an iterative method for identifying opportunities for enhancing the solution and incorporating customer feedback into the product.