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The Grio MVP Blueprint

For over 15 years we’ve been working with Bay Area startups and global brands to create exceptional software, and it all starts with our unique end-to-end design and delivery plan, the MVP Blueprint.

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Combining expert strategy, creative design, and leading-edge engineering, our MVP Blueprint is a collaborative process which includes the following and other components.

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Let’s collaborate to transform your brilliant idea into a killer app!

The Grio MVP Blueprint

For over 15 years we’ve been working with Bay Area startups and global brands to create exceptional software, and it all starts with our unique end-to-end design and delivery plan, the MVP Blueprint.

Combining expert strategy, creative design, and leading-edge engineering, our MVP Blueprint is a collaborative process which includes the following and other components.

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fitbit-logo
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verizon-media-logo
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Let’s collaborate to transform your brilliant idea into a killer app!

The Grio MVP Blueprint

For over 15 years we’ve been working with Bay Area startups and global brands to create exceptional software, and it all starts with our unique end-to-end design and delivery plan, the MVP Blueprint.

Combining expert strategy, creative design, and leading-edge engineering, our MVP Blueprint is a collaborative process which includes the following and other components.

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amazon-logo
nike-logo-1
disney-logo
target-logo
yahoo-logo-1
fitbit-logo
twitter-logo
samsung-logo
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capital-one-logo
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Discovery and Design Thinking Workshops

Up to four 2-hour working sessions to determine the MVP product offering, including defining:

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Business

The business problem you are solving.

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User

Types of users for your system and their specific needs.

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Features

Application features that fulfill their needs.

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Prioritization

Need-to-feature mapping and prioritization.

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Collaboration Tools

Effective collaboration is paramount to the success of the MVP design and development process. Accordingly, we utilize several key collaboration tools, including:

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A product glossary which defines key agreed-upon terminology for the project

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Recording all workshops for future reference, context, and onboarding

flow

Miro board to gather, save, and share all ideas, concepts, and workshop outcomes.

User Stories

A key component of our agile software development methodology is ensuring users come first, and essential to this process is the creation of user stories.

Not only do they describe all the features and functionality of the end product from the user’s perspective, but they also clearly represent how they translate to user value.

User stories are vital as they help visualize the user flow and provide a user-focused framework for optimum collaboration, communication, and development of your application.

User Stories

A key component of our agile software development methodology is ensuring users come first, and essential to this process is the creation of user stories.

Not only do they describe all the features and functionality of the end product from the user’s perspective, but they also clearly represent how they translate to user value.

User stories are vital as they help visualize the user flow and provide a user-focused framework for optimum collaboration, communication, and development of your application.

Features, Architecture, Tech, and Resources

Our team synthesizes the entirety of the user stories generated to deliver the following:

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An initial prioritized list of required features for the MVP

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A diagram and description of the recommended high-level architecture

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A plan for the team and other resources required to execute

Conceptual Designs

Based on our work together thus far our team will create initial conceptual designs for your product, not only as a starting point to visualize your app’s user interface but to inspire your team, partners, and stakeholders.

Conceptual Designs

Based on our work together thus far our team will create initial conceptual designs for your product, not only as a starting point to visualize your app’s user interface but to inspire your team, partners, and stakeholders.

Timeline and Budget

The final important components of the MVP Blueprint are the creation of the project’s initial timeline and budget, including:

  • A graphical timeline representation from inception to launch covering the overlapping phases of discovery, design, architecture, development, and QA, as well as their respective milestones

  • An initial budget based on the MVP’s required features, tech stack, resources, design, timeline, and importantly, your budget.

Timeline and Budget

The final important components of the MVP Blueprint are the creation of the project’s initial timeline and budget, including:

  • A graphical timeline representation from inception to launch covering the overlapping phases of discovery, design, architecture, development, and QA, as well as their respective milestones

  • An initial budget based on the MVP’s required features, tech stack, resources, design, timeline, and importantly, your budget.

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Our Collaborations

See how we've approached challenges for some of our great clients

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We have worked with Grio for years. Grio will continue to be my first partner of choice for all future consulting projects!

Sam Trychin

Director of Engineeering, Fitbit

You will not find this level of commitment and ownership from any other consulting company.

Jackson Hsieh

Director of Product Development, Yahoo! Rivals

We threw a lot of complicated stuff at you and you were able to turn it around quickly.

Erika Garcia

Product Manager, Capital One Spark Business

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