Creating the requirements documentation
The aim of this phase is to provide the developers with a sufficiently detailed description of the goals and requirements of the desired software.
Identification of core functions for the MVP
Once the requirements have been captured, the core functions for the MVP need to be identified. The MVP, the Minimum Viable Product, is the basic version of the software that contains all the essential functions and features that are absolutely necessary to solve the users' problem.
When it's difficult to draw the line ...
Then it helps to divide the features you want into 4 categories:
This type of subdivision is called MoSCoW prioritisation. In the best case, the MVP consists only of the must-haves and dispenses with the should's and could's as far as possible.
Identification of functions for subsequent versions
Once the core functions for the MVP have been identified, the functions for subsequent versions need to be identified. These functions can be added gradually to improve the software solution and meet further user needs.
Creation of requirements documents and user stories, starting with the MVP
To ensure that the software meets the needs of the users, requirements documents and user stories must be created. These documents describe how the software should work and what users can expect from it. This starts with the core functions of the MVP and later expands to the functions for subsequent versions.
What are user stories?
A user story is a short, concise description of a function from the user's perspective (role, scenario). It describes what the user wants to do and why. User stories are used in agile software development to gather requirements and inform the development team about how the app should behave.
Examples of user stories:
As a user, I want to be able to log in with my username and password to access my account information.
As an administrator, I want to be able to send notifications to users to share important information.
Development of the MVP
Once the requirements documentation and user stories have been created, the development of the MVP can begin. Here, the core functions are implemented to create the basic version of the software solution.