Lean Startup, Trial-and-Error, MVP… anyone who works in digital business knows the plethora of obscure buzzwords. However, at the latest since the Corona Pandemic turned the business world upside down virtually overnight in the spring of 2020, every decision-maker in e-commerce should really have understood the concept of the MVP (Minimum Viable Product, literally a “minimally viable product”).
Or is it? What exactly is this concept about?
I would like to bring this to the point here.
An MVP concept is about getting a result extremely fast and with little investment, not about investing budgets of 200-500 days in a B2B project. Just until the budget is anchored in the business plan, the world has already changed. And if you now also add the time for tendering, planning and implementation….
You surely know it yourself or at least from stories.
Such projects are not useful for anyone.
Every 2 years, the Standish Group Chaos Studies collect a comprehensive survey of how many projects have met expectations of time and money.
At the same time, only about 26% of all normal projects with a requirements specification are successful. Agile projects are already almost twice as successful at 42%. But agile projects cannot yet be implemented in the B2B environment in many companies. The structures are not yet in place for this.
While it is clear that agile projects are often the solution, these offer little security at first glance. No fixed perimeter? Continuous adaptation of the project?
An MVP is the solution here.
“NETFORMIC and its partner Shopware have both implemented many successful projects using this approach. We build your shop with a simple ERP connection, in which your customers can buy. And all this at a fixed price and with an established “design-o-budget” approach, but above all in an incredibly short implementation time of only 6-8 weeks.
This is possible because we have developed an extensive B2B construction kit and can boast an experienced and accomplished 360° implementation and consulting team.“
Now you have all the freedom. Either we help your own developers through nearshoring partners or
– if we have convinced you with our work – ourselves support you in the sustainable growth of this first version.
If you wanted to continue without us altogether, which we would of course very much regret, you would now also have the option of continuing with any other agency without any friction or unnecessary handovers.