Gall’s Law

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Minimal Viable Products and Gall’s Law

Swapping out the word “system” for “product” in Gall’s Law gets us:

A complex product that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple product that worked. The inverse proposition also appears to be true: A complex product designed from scratch never works and cannot be made to work. You have to start over, beginning with a working minimal viable product.

Note:  A minimal viable product may or may not work.

Keep this mind as you build and design your MVPs.