Information system development organisations often experience tensions as a result of contradictory yet interrelated elements simultaneously existing inside the organisations. The coexistence of minimum viable product and innovation culture is one instance of those tension originators. This study examines the inherent tensions between the urge to maintain minimum viability and foster innovation culture in Information system development projects, as shown by an empirical study utilising focus group methodology. Furthermore, the study explores the tensions that project managers and development teams encounter when attempting to strike a balance between minimum viable product concept and promoting innovation culture in information system development projects. The results of the study reveal seven tension categories exist across project planning and implementation stages. This research sheds light on the numerous elements of these tensions and provides a stepping stone to identify ways for properly managing these tensions.