Proof Of Concept / Analysis

Introduction :

Our Analysis and Proof of Concept approach enables you to evaluate potential solutions to critical business issues while minimizing risk. It can provide you with the right solution first time using the power of Model-Driven development in a matter of hours or days. This approach typically involves Product Conceptualization, Realization, Independent Quality Assurance & Testing, Product Maintenance & Customer Support, Product Migration & Software Porting, Product Enhancements, and Professional Services. A proof of concept application developed around these requirements not only serves as feasibility analysis but also becomes a fully deployable production ready application.

Changes to the IT infrastructure have a direct impact on all of the company's processes. Imminent upgrades must therefore be planned meticulously and possible impacts must be precisely analyzed, so that critical components can be identified and avoided.

Planning a network changeover on paper is no work of art. However, "good performance" and "high compatibility" of the solution often remain theoretical. It is important that the required installation also provides the promised performance in reality and the running operation is not sensitively disrupted. We put all configurations and scenarios through their paces in a virtual environment, with the real customer parameters.

With the Proof of Concept Services (POC), we supply all information worth knowing that you require in order to expand your company network efficiently and risk-free: from the needs analysis, the preparation of the precise requirement profile to the entry and analysis of critical situations, the procurement and implementation of new technologies right up to the trial run in virtual life.

However, for the optimization of a network, the results from various tests and analyses provide valuable information. All components can therefore be utilized under realistic conditions up to their limits, without jeopardizing (it’s a risk or a danger) the operation in the company itself. The analysis of this load test can help to balance out load peaks or bottlenecks in particular branches of the network. Weak points are therefore revealed in detail and offer the person responsible for the system meaningful values that help to stabilize the network.

Building Expectations :

The goal of the first stage of development was fairly limited in scope, compared with the goals of later stages of the project. The single deliverable consisted of the development of a simple prototype that would help the customer team illustrate to their end users the goals of the project. Due in part to everyone’s excitement at being involved in a new project and in part to the limited scope of the deliverable, we were able to complete the fully functional deliverable early. The customer was very pleased with the results and developed considerable respect in our abilities, which contributed to our team developing a high-level of confidence. The next stage involved considerably more functionality. The requirements were not as clear, and the time that was allotted was not much longer than what we had available during the first stage of development (despite the much greater scope of the deliverables in this stage). Of course, with our recently acquired confidence, none of those issues was much cause for concern at the time. After a lot of work, and stress, we managed to complete development.

Conclusion :

As it became very clear to us, when engaging in a new project, it is imperative that the development of one or more POC systems be considered before one settles on the architecture and design of the final deliverable. Development of a POC system provided us with many benefits including, among others, the:

  • Very clear understanding of requirements.
  • Understanding of the capabilities and limitations of new technologies.
  • Ability to assess design decisions early in the process.
  • Ability for the customer to visualize early on the look-and-feel of the solution.
  • Reduction in the overall risk of project failure.

We had to be careful of the features that we incorporated into our POC system. We had to be very clear to the customer, as well as to the development team, that the result was a POC system and not an early version of the final deliverable. Although the use of a POC provided benefits, we had to be careful about how we incorporated it into the existing software-development process.