Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg


Startup Engineering II: Building a Minimum Viable Product

This is the home page for the course "Startup Engineering II: Building a Minimum Viable Product" in the winter term 2017/2018. General information on this course can be found here.


Application and Enrollment: 

Application for the winter term 2017/18 is possible via LFS during the period from September 1st through October 9th, 2017.


The module simulates a startup in which the participating students work as an intern. In order to participate, students work in two or three-person teams in software development. The teams will use technologies such as Slack & Trello for project management and team communication.  

Software Development 

The goal of the software team is to learn modern software engineering techniques typically used by startups. The Minimum Viable Product they build helps to validate a critiqual hypothesis of the startup.

Semester Plan

Preliminary semester plan for the winter term 2017/18:

Team Coach:
Schedule (tentative):



15:00 - 17:00

17:00 - 19:00

01 (KW41)  11.10. VL-01: Introduction VL-02: The Lean Startup
02 (KW42) 18.10. VL-03: Plausibility Check
03 (KW43) 25.10. Experimental Offer Presentation
04 (KW44) 01.11.    
05 (KW45) 08.11.    
06 (KW46) 15.11. Milestone Presentation 
07 (KW47) 22.11.    
08 (KW48) 29.11.    
09 (KW49) 06.12.    
10 (KW50) 13.12. Milestone Presentation 
11 (KW51) 20.12.    
12 (KW02) 10.01.    
13 (KW03) 17.01. Final Presentation
14 (KW04) 24.01.    
15 (KW05) 31.01. Report


The type of exam for this course will be a "Hausarbeit". The exam (6 CP) will consist of the two parts:

Experimental Design
Minimum Viable Product

All reports and MVPs must be submitted by 1 pm on Wednesday, January 31st via mail to  



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