Similar to the MVP, minimum viable product, for your digital product there is a community version the Minimum Viable Community or MVC.
But what is a Minimum Viable Community?
“A Minimum Viable Community (MVC) is, in essence, the smallest group of people needed to come together for a shared purpose — to create a community.”
“An MVC is the smallest action you can take to bring people together. An MVC is not necessarily a community, yet. The intentions and vision are probably there, but the community may not be.”
By Rosie Sherry
How can you start define your MVC?
Define the Who and the Why as first step and then you can start iterating based on user feedback.
- WHO - Define your community member persona, understand your audience and what can you do to help them
- WHY - Why the community exist, what value are you creating and and why people should join
I like the Community Canvas
cause they help you answer the most important question and visualize them.