How To Run A Proof Of Concept

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A Proof of concept (POC) is an experiment or pilot project in order to determine feasibility, or a demonstration in principle with the aim of verifying that some concept or solution has practical potential. A proof of concept is typically small and may or may not demonstrate complete system functionality. Evidence deriving from the POC should demonstrate that a design concept, business proposal, or solution, etc. is feasible.

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