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What is a Minimum Viable Feature?

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Definition of a Minimum Viable Feature

A Minimum Viable Feature (MVF) can be defined as a function of a product that has the smallest number of attributes but remains operable. This is similar to, but not the same as a Minimum Feature Product (MVP).

Why Use Minimum Viable Feature?

The feature is experimental, easy, and efficient to roll out, and enables the collection of data for analysis. Typically, an MVF creates the opportunity for collecting user feedback information or data concerning operational feasibility. This data can be used in turn to add attributes to the feature, enhance the overall product, or indeed, discard the feature completely.

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What is a Minimum Viable Feature (MVF)?

General FAQ

What is the purpose of a Minimum Viable Product?
A minimum viable product (MVP) is intended to provide teams with an insight into customers’ response to the product — gathering user-experience data from real buyers, and identifying improvement opportunities without launching a complete product. From the MVP, teams can see what’s working and what isn’t, and where the real value lies for users.
What is the difference between MVP and MVF?
An MVP is a basic version of a product, taken to market to learn about customer needs. A product’s minimum viable feature is similar, in that it meets (but does not exceed) basic user requirements. A MVF is simple enough for fast development, but still empowers users to do what they need to do — an image upload feature, without image editing tools, for example.

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