How To Run A Proof Of Concept
This topic provides knowledge on running a software Proof of Concept (POC). Please add any best practices, recommendations, guidance and thoughts.
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.
An effective proof of concept (POC) bridges the gap between expectations and reality. For developers of data migration software, it is not only the best way of illustrating features, functions and benefits, but also ensures that the end product matches the client's expectations.
I find it hard to understand why anyone would buy enterprise software, let alone BPM software, without going through a Proof-of-Concept (POC). I love POCs. I really do. I find them challenging, I find them exciting, I find them creative... I also believe that they are in the customer's best interests.
Are you seeing an increased demand for proofs of concept (POCs) from your potential customers? You are not alone. More customers want to know how the proposed components will fit in their overall solution, and they want to understand how the overall solution will address their business needs.
In this article series, I will explore the utility, structure, and design of the Proof of Concept through examples, stories and practical advice. I will also attempt to reveal tips and tricks about creating Proof of Concepts that my students and I have discovered over my 15 years of teaching User Experience.
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As part of the evaluation process, you should have had a demonstration of the product and have a pretty good understanding of what it can do, what it can't do and what problems it will solve. The next step is the proof of concept or POC.