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OneValley's Product Series

A set of educational lessons on validating a minimum viable product


Most early-stage startups have a hard time navigating the complexities of working with minimum viable products (MVPs). We’ve created this set of online, self-serve lessons to guide founders and team members through ideating, making, and validating their product prototypes.


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Tara Coleman

Early team member and
Director of Strategic Initiatives
at OneValley

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Nidhi Jain

Founder and
Chief Executive Officer
at CloudEagle

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Clement Kao

Founder of Product Teacher

Lessons and Topics
Lesson 1: Innovation Is Risky

Dive into the world of lean approaches and explore OneValley’s product development process.

7 readings | 2 videos | 1 template | ~30 minutes to complete

Lesson 2: Discovering a Customer and Problem

Research prospective customers and problems using observations and interviews, leveraging insights to pinpoint a problem that your product can solve.


4 readings | 2 videos | 2 templates | ~45 minutes to complete

Lesson 3: Ideating Solutions

Organize fruitful brainstorming sessions, translating ideas into innovative product concepts with compelling value propositions.

4 readings | 2 videos | 2 templates | ~30 minutes to complete

Lesson 4: Specifying a Solution 

Undertake researching competitors, identifying must-have features alongside performance and delighter features to prioritize based on satisfaction and effort.

7 readings | 1 video | 1 template | ~45 minutes to complete

Lesson 5: Making a MVP and Setting Up an Experiment 

Follow practical guidance to make your MVP and set up an experiment to test it in the wild.

4 readings | 2 videos | 1 template | ~30 minutes to complete

Lesson 6: Selecting Metrics and Conducting an Experiment

Finalize the metrics and thresholds associated with your experiment, then launch and monitor its progress.

5 readings | 2 videos | ~30 minutes to complete

Lesson 7: Deciding on Persevering/Pivoting and Next Steps

Derive insights from your experiment to decide whether to persevere or pivot, and determine what steps to take next.

5 readings | 2 videos | ~30 minutes to complete

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Gayathri Radhakrishnan

Partner at Hitachi Ventures

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Alec Wright

Founder and
Chief Product Officer
at OneValley

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Nelly Yusopova

Founder of TechSpeak

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