📦 MVP: Everything You Need to Know. MVP vs. MMP vs. MLP

An incorrect understanding of Minimum Viable Product (MVP) can set you on a path to failure

Paweł Huryn
1 min readMay 27


Many keep repeating that MVP is “the first usable product version with a minimal set of features.”

I’m sorry. It’s not. Even Wikipedia is wrong.

I don’t like semantic battles. And I know many product managers commonly use the above definition.

But if you employ that approach to assess a new product idea, it’s a surefire path to failure.

In Today’s newsletter:

  1. What exactly is MVP prototype?
  2. Case study: DropBox Video Explainer MVP
  3. MVP prototypes every PM should know
  4. MVP prototype vs. MMP vs. MLP
  5. Practical tips & insights (e.g., MVP as a process)

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