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.

12 Steps to a Successful Proof of Concept - Part 1 by Andy Piper

There are two parts to every business. You already have a lot of blood, sweat and tears poured into developing a new technology. Now, you have to sell it. But selling new technology is often easier than it sounds. You need a way to change how customers think about technology and convince them to embrace your new product.

How to prove a concept with a POC?

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