Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.
How to Build a Proof of Concept
Avoid Startup Failure and Money Loss by Building a Proof of
Concept First
First of all what is a Proof of Concept or POC?
In basic terms, will the market hate or like your idea. Hence, giving you ...
When developing a proof of concept, what does one need to
consider?
First of all, what is your idea and what do you want t...
What software do you want to develop?
eCommerce shopping application
Golf swing video analysis application
Online radio ap...
What type of functionality does this POC need to cover?
Login screen
Search stock price function
Portfolio balance and tra...
You will need a team to execute the proof of concept
Project Manager (You could play this role to lower costs)
Front-end o...
Software Development Approach
The point of a proof of concept is to keep everything as simple as possible. In this case yo...
Plan and organize
Download templete here: bit.ly/1mRZ6EM
Usability Testing
This is where real users can assess and provide direct feedback to your proof of concept team.Let’s say ...
Thank you
Web: www.mikehamilton.com.au
Twitter: @hamo2025
LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/michaeljameshamilton
YouTub...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

How to Build a Proof of Concept

21,882 views

Published on

This presentations walks you through the steps necessary to build a POC for your startup's product.

  • Überprüfen Sie die Quelle ⇒ www.WritersHilfe.com ⇐ . Diese Seite hat mir geholfen, eine Diplomarbeit zu schreiben.
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • Ted's collection of plans are some of the best I've seen. If you're a woodworker, you really don't want miss out on this great deal. ➣➣➣ https://url.cn/ktFCrsHZ
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • Hi there! I just wanted to share a list of sites that helped me a lot during my studies: .................................................................................................................................... www.EssayWrite.best - Write an essay .................................................................................................................................... www.LitReview.xyz - Summary of books .................................................................................................................................... www.Coursework.best - Online coursework .................................................................................................................................... www.Dissertations.me - proquest dissertations .................................................................................................................................... www.ReMovie.club - Movies reviews .................................................................................................................................... www.WebSlides.vip - Best powerpoint presentations .................................................................................................................................... www.WritePaper.info - Write a research paper .................................................................................................................................... www.EddyHelp.com - Homework help online .................................................................................................................................... www.MyResumeHelp.net - Professional resume writing service .................................................................................................................................. www.HelpWriting.net - Help with writing any papers ......................................................................................................................................... Save so as not to lose
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • The last one problem with writing is the most actual) If to speak sinceresly writing is not an easy task especially if you have no certain writing skills. That's why our company HelpWriting.net helps students to write any type of scientific papers!
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here
  • Download over *12,000* fully detailed shed plans and start building your next shed easily and quickly. ➜➜➜ https://url.cn/I86oXShh
       Reply 
    Are you sure you want to  Yes  No
    Your message goes here

How to Build a Proof of Concept

  1. 1. How to Build a Proof of Concept Avoid Startup Failure and Money Loss by Building a Proof of Concept First
  2. 2. First of all what is a Proof of Concept or POC? In basic terms, will the market hate or like your idea. Hence, giving you the critical feedback on whether to pursue, modify or scrap your concept altogether. From my personal experience not enough startups apply this critical step in the initial phase of starting a business. A phase which can potentially save you a lot of time, money and invested heartache.
  3. 3. When developing a proof of concept, what does one need to consider? First of all, what is your idea and what do you want to develop? What is your budget? Can you even afford a proof of concept? Keep it simple. You are not building your entire core idea. The duration of the proof of concept should last no longer than 1-4 weeks. You need a software development team that understands the proof of concept approach Don’t try and address all market devices (You can look at that if you move beyond the POC phase)
  4. 4. What software do you want to develop? eCommerce shopping application Golf swing video analysis application Online radio application Stock trading application for short-term investors For the purposes of this article, let’s use the example of building a POC for a “Stock trading application for short-term investors”. This could be a debatable or an unethical idea due to the short-term market approach. However, the application could provide specific high return tips on the stock market with a special algorithm.
  5. 5. What type of functionality does this POC need to cover? Login screen Search stock price function Portfolio balance and transaction history The application has the ability to provide profitable portfolio recommendations to buy and sell tips Placing a trade Logging out
  6. 6. You will need a team to execute the proof of concept Project Manager (You could play this role to lower costs) Front-end or UX Designer Business Analyst Software Developer Software Tester The online freelance platforms offer a variety of affordable costing options from all around the world. Many of the skill sets of workers found on these platforms specialise in prototyping and proof of concept projects. Make sure you do your homework before hiring.
  7. 7. Software Development Approach The point of a proof of concept is to keep everything as simple as possible. In this case you are building a stock trading platform. The special algorithm I mentioned earlier only needs to be simulated also, not physically developed. The user interface doesn’t have to be perfect, it can be in a prototype format. It all depends on what type of specific feedback you require from the user during testing. I do advise an interactive approach where the software is developed in a series of “sprints”. On the first sprint could just focus on look and feel if you require. Here you have the option of performing usability testing at the end of each sprint or upon completion of the proof of concept development phase
  8. 8. Plan and organize Download templete here: bit.ly/1mRZ6EM
  9. 9. Usability Testing This is where real users can assess and provide direct feedback to your proof of concept team.Let’s say you perform a usability or beta test of the POC with 10 people for half a day as an example. The outcome of the POC might produce the following outcomes or results by which you need to make a decision on: 10/10 respondents love the idea. Continue to the next stage. 7 people love the idea, but 3 people feel the product requires improvement. Continue to the next stage, but plan to address the improvement in the next build stage. 5/5 respondents like the idea. Address the improvements immediately and have another round of usability tests. 7/10 respondents didn’t like the idea. Assess whether any improvements would change their opinion of the software. They might like the idea, but find the idea too risky.
  10. 10. Thank you Web: www.mikehamilton.com.au Twitter: @hamo2025 LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/michaeljameshamilton YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCigT1Q_XgU--iXk7M7aPLKg

×