Demonstrate the solution solves the problem
Why Perform a Proof of Concept? A proof of concept (PoC) serves several purposes. One such purpose is to overcome customer or stakeholder objections by demonstrating that the solution will solve the problem it’s being designed for. PoCs are one of the key tools when trying to displace the competition by rapidly showing value and hopefully a quick return on investment.
First, we identify the technical resources needed for the PoC. This includes the technical implementation team, as well as project management for tracking the engagement's progress. Beyond identification of resources, we ensure all members of our team and your technical team (if participating) are clear on responsibilities. During the PoC we ensure that the initial design follows best practices and is designed for production (just scaled down) from the beginning. As communication is critical, we ensure that the progress of the PoC is communicated to all stakeholders on a regular basis.
A proper PoC is defined with a clear and concrete scope. We'll conduct an application design session (ADS) to align your business and technical requirements and to set clear goals. This includes:
At the end of the PoC, we create a report that explains the overall status of the PoC and any issues identified during the PoC. The report elaborates on the pros and cons of the delivery and clearly explains the value prop of moving forward with a real implementation to the stakeholders along with expected production costs over time. Assuming the stakeholders agree to move forward, we can put a plan into place to deploy the PoC into production while ensuring that the PoC is designed for production usage.
Let Paragon9 help you prove that your concept actually solves the problem.