To the point
To the point
To the point

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Completed on 2016-11-01

About the Book

Agile projects place emphasis on early and continuous delivery of valuable software, according to the business objectives and the needs of the primary users.  Lean product creation promotes incremental release of the product--MVP, the minimum viable product, or the simpler version of a product that can be made available to the business.

But how to understand the MVP and start an agile project as quickly as possible? How to ensure the team start the product creation with a shared understanding and an effective plan?

This book provides you with a recipe, the technique "To the Point": a sequence of activities to understand and plan for the incremental delivery of MVPs. This technique organizes product ideas and features in a model that helps to kick start the product creation on a proven track. These are some of the recipe activities (or ingredients): product vision, product objectives, personas, features, prioritization, user journeys, mapping values ​​, understanding risk and effort, estimation, capacity planning, MVP understanding and MVP sequencing.

This book is a translation into English of Direto ao ponto which was originally written in Português.

About the Author

Paulo Caroli
Paulo Caroli

Meet Paulo Caroli , the Lean MVP and retrospective guy that's taken a unique approach to people and interactions over process and tools (first sentence from the Agile Manifesto). He thinks product creation and evolution should be based on real learnings (goodbye long projects planned on hypothetical requirements). It should be based on the minimum viable products (the fastest enabler for validated learning based on real usage). 

Principal consultant at Thoughtworks Brazil and co-founder of AgileBrazil,  Paulo Caroli has over twenty years of experience in software development, passing in various corporations in Brazil, India, USA and Latin America. In 2000, he met the Extreme Programming and since then has focused its expertise in processes and practices of Agile & Lean. He joined Thoughtworks in 2006 and held the positions of Agile Coach, Trainer and Project Manager. He received a Bachelor of Computer Science and MS in Software Engineering, both from PUC -Rio. Author of “To the point; a recipe for creating lean products”and “Fun Retrospectives; activities and ideas for making agile retrospectives more engaging”.  Read more at

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