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EN A Minimum Viable Product, the most skinny version of the end product you want to produce. You define the minimum of features or functions it needs so you can test if it fulfills its core purpose. For example... The MVP of a car does not have paint or a radio or even comfy seats, it just has an engine and bodywork. Or the MVP of a connected device can be a simple PCB with some sensors that only has to prove it can send the right data on the right moment. This is an important concept in the agile methodology, especially when it comes to hardware, it allows you to move fast and pushes you to focus on the essentials before moving to the decoration. If your MVP works, it can serve as a Proof of Concept, The POC is the evidence that your business case or hypothesis actually works, and it gives you the leverage to pursue the further development of the product you had in mind, knowing there won’t be any surprises!

NL Een ‘Minimum Viable Product’ of MVP is de meest slanke versie van het eindproduct dat je wil realiseren. Je definieert het minimum aan eigenschappen of functies dat je product zeker moet hebben, waarmee je dan kunt gaan testen of het product de kerndoelstellingen kan waarmaken. Bijvoorbeeld: De MVP van een auto heeft geen lak, geen radio, geen gezellige zetels. Het heeft gewoon een motor en carrosserie. Zo kan ook de MVP van een ‘connected’ apparaat gewoon een simpele PCB zijn, met enkele sensoren die enkel moeten bewijzen dat ze de juiste data op het juiste ogenblik kunnen versturen. MVP is een belangrijke term in de Agile-methodologie, vooral dan bij hardware. Het laat je toe om snel vooruit te gaan en het verplicht je te focussen op de essentie vooraleer je begint aan decoratie. Als je MVP werkt, kan die ineens dienen als een deel van je Proof of Concept. De Proof of Concept is het bewijs dat je bedrijfsmodel of hypothese ook echt werkt. Het geeft je de draagkracht om het product dat je in gedachten had verder te ontwikkelen, wetende dat het potentieel en de basis goed zitten en dat misschien de rest van de wereld je idee even geniaal vindt als jij en je vrienden.

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Digital transformation, Artificial intelligence, Robots takings our jobs, ... my GOD what a scary time we live in! Right? No, not really. We live in a very exciting time of endless possibilities, of genius new answers to questions we haven’t even been able to formulate... Some people just want to make good money by starting a fire and then being hired to put it out. We don’t like that at Bagaar. No apocalyptic vibes for us, we’re too zen for that.

The intelligence game will be won by those who know how to ask & answer questions critically.

Technology is evolving at a crazy pace, absolutely, and sometimes it might be a bit mindblowing, but don’t worry, humans are still the writers of this story, we decide how it goes. At Bagaar we help our clients every day to gear up for any technological challenge they may be up to, we have a very big toolbox of digital answers to their problems and are very happy to help them in writing their own story. This time we wanted to do something not only for our clients but for everyone, our moms, the guy at the busstop, politicians, journalists, whoever may be helped with a little free knowledge.

Core message here: Trojan: Nice for the greeks, not for you.

So, we wrote this lexicon in the assumption that if people would have more information, and a bit of guidance, they wouldn’t have to feel so helpless when hearing about Digital transformation, MVP’s, Frontend, AWS, Trojans, UX, UI, ... (Que?) We assembled all the buzzwords we use on a daily basis and tried to give a down to earth, simple explanation for each of them. Take it with you, read through it when you’re waiting on a train or getting your nails done and next time somebody starts a fire, you just blow it out yourself (or if it’s too big call Bagaar).

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