A Guide to Minimum Viable Community (MVC)
In the product and startup world, the term Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is well known, or should we say, it’s impossible to escape from. It’s just common sense to not build too much without some form of validation that you are on the right track.
In community it makes sense to do the same — don’t build too much without knowing you are on the right track. The biggest mistake I see, time and time again, are people not only launching into the void but also spending a huge amount of time and money on ‘launching’ a community that just won’t work.