Defi­ni­ti­on of the term “Pro­of of Concept”

Befo­re tal­king about the use of Pro­of of Con­cept in Soft­ware Deve­lo­p­ment let’s talk about the Pro­of of Con­cept in general.

The Pro­of of Con­cept is usual­ly a pro­cess of veri­fi­ca­ti­on if cer­tain ide­as or methods are via­ble. The Pro­of of Con­cept usual­ly is kept incom­ple­te and small for cost and time effi­ci­en­cy goals.

Rea­sons to use Pro­of of Con­cept by Soft­ware Developers

Ear­ly Deve­lo­p­ment Cycle

A Pro­of of Con­cept can gene­ral­ly be used in ear­ly deve­lo­p­ment cycle of a soft­ware or to sell the con­cept of the soft­ware. Vali­da­ti­on of tech­ni­cal fea­si­bi­li­ty, iden­ti­fi­ca­ti­on of the pos­si­ble expec­ta­ti­ons from a plat­form, iden­ti­fi­ca­ti­on of poten­ti­al stumb­ling blocks and deter­mi­na­ti­on of the scope and cus­to­miz­a­ti­on level requi­red necessa­ri­ly to com­ple­te a pro­ject are some of the con­cepts of ear­ly deve­lo­p­ment cycle of a soft­ware whe­re PoC can be used.

Per­for­mance Issu­es Identification

Soft­ware deve­lo­pers can also use PoC to iden­ti­fy per­for­mance issu­es of the pro­ject. The­se days most of the soft­ware deve­lo­pers assem­ble various app­li­ca­ti­ons and solu­ti­ons by using the func­tions and ser­vices offe­red by other app­li­ca­ti­ons and using cer­tain inte­gra­ti­on methods. The­se inte­gra­ti­on methods are used in the over­all con­text of the soft­ware to test them with tri­al pro­ducts. It also hel­ps in vali­da­ting the assump­ti­ons regar­ding the pos­si­bi­li­ties pro­vi­ded by the frame­work or platform.

In this way the results pro­vi­ded by the use of Pro­of of Con­cept inclu­de the con­fi­dence fac­tors of tech­ni­cal fea­si­bi­li­ty along with the fac­tors influ­en­cing the over­all esti­ma­te of the efforts as well as the scope of efforts.

Tips to crea­te an effec­ti­ve Pro­of of Con­cept Project

While crea­ting an effec­ti­ve PoC Pro­ject you need to pre­pa­re docu­ments simi­lar to tra­di­tio­nal Soft­ware Deve­lo­p­ment pro­ject  covering the func­tio­n­al and tech­ni­cal requi­re­ments. Here are few tips below:

  • The soft­ware deve­lo­pers who are going to use Pro­of of Con­cept to deve­lop their Soft­ware later should pre­pa­re and dis­play the same archi­tec­tu­re in the PoC project
  • If secu­ri­ty is one of the main issu­es for a pro­ject then the­re shall be con­cept shall inclu­de a mem­ber area GUI with a log­in screen
  • All necessa­ry menus and tabs inclu­ding search, home-page with logo and the links for the other sub-func­tions of the pro­ject shall be inclu­ded in the concept
  • The deve­lo­pers can use dif­fe­rent pages to show the inter­face of the PoC pro­ject after log­in depen­ding on the roles of the users
  • Inclu­de a dash­board UI if requi­red for PoC
  • PoC can be used to show the scope of inter­lin­king of one or two pages or modu­les. Make sure only the most important sec­tions of the app­li­ca­ti­on are included
  • Crea­te a sam­ple report with an exci­ting UI to illus­tra­te the pro­ces­ses and KPIs
  • Inclu­de a sam­ple graph, if your pro­ject is aimed to use graphs

Crea­ting PoC Documentation

The ent­i­re design of the soft­ware should be also tho­rough­ly exp­lai­ned in the docu­men­ta­ti­on of you PoC. Fol­lowing points with brief descrip­ti­on can be inclu­ded in PoC documentation.

  • The details of archi­tec­tu­re to be used in soft­ware development
  • The third par­ty tools and all the tech­no­lo­gies to be used in soft­ware deve­lo­p­ment can be added to this docu­men­ta­ti­on, exp­lai­ning the rea­sons of choo­sing them
  • All the modu­les to be deve­lo­ped can be inclu­ded in PoC docu­men­ta­ti­ons with brief details of its functionality
  • The methods used for ensu­ring the secu­ri­ty of the pro­ject can also be inclu­ded in this documentation.
  • Each and every menu used in the PoC pro­ject can also be exp­lai­ned in it.

How Intech­core can help

At Intech­core we have a vast expe­ri­ence of exe­cu­ting PoC for our cli­ents. Take a look as our ser­vice offer Pro­of of Con­cept in Soft­ware Deve­lo­p­ment and do not hesi­ta­te to get in touch with us. Our ser­vice repre­sen­ta­ti­ves would be glad to ans­wer any remai­ning ques­ti­ons and get your soft­ware pro­ject star­ted the right way, gua­ran­te­eing the smooth ride without risks and obstacles.