What is the minimum viable product?Eric Ries and I recently sat down to talk about minimum viable products: the product with just the necessary features to get money and feedback from early adopters. The minimum viable product (MVP) is often an ad on Google. Or a PowerPoint slide. I recorded the interview and synchronized it with some simple slides below. In Part 2 of the interview, we discuss opening board meetings to the entire company. Slides: What is the minimum viable product? Audio: What is the minimum viable product? What is the minimum viable product? Nivi: First of all, this is Nivi from Venture Hacks, and I’m talking to Eric Ries from… where are you from? Eric Ries: From the Lessons Learned blog. Nivi: From the Lessons Learned blog, formerly from IMVU, formerly an advisor to Kleiner Perkins. Nivi: First topic: What is the minimum viable product? Eric: OK, well let’s start with the question. The alternative would be, let’s do the release early, release often thing, and let’s get feedback as we go. Eric: None.