Proof of Concept (PoC)
You already have a clear product vision, but you still need to convince your investors and potential customers. Our experienced local & remote teams have years of experience building successful Proof of Concept products & MVPs for startups and growing companies.
- Show investors the core use cases in the actual product;
- Real demos with customers;
- Validate technological solution;
- Time to market: 4-12 weeks.
- End-to-end working product for your core business cases.
- Product deployed on real infrastructure, ready for demos to investors and potential customers.
- We work together to identify the highest impact use cases of your product.
- We decide what to build vs. what to buy / rent from third party services. This balance is critical to meet the constraints of your budgets and delivery timelines.
- The team builds in very short and fast iterations. We often show end-of-week demos on progress and even in-between sneak peeks.
- Communication is daily with calls, e-mails or short Q&A sessions.
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Proof of Concept in Software Development
Free confidential consultationWe start with an initial discussion. We meet in person at your office or simply call via phone or Skype. We get to know each other and discuss your product. We are good listeners and we have years of experience building successful PoCs & MVPs. If we both feel that we are a good fit for each other, we agree on a way to move forward.
Definition phaseWe work together to identify the highest impact use cases of your product. We then decide what would make the best impression on your investors and potential customers. This allows us to define the Proof of Concept user interface, write lightweight specifications for your features and agree together on a “Definition of Done”.
At the end of the definition phase, BusyMachines delivers graphical designs, lightweight specifications, user stories with tasks, ballpark effort estimates/budget and a Proof of Concept release roadmap.
DevelopmentThe type of Proof of Concept determines the team roles and the balance between dedicated vs. on-demand team members. A typical PoC development team has at least one dedicated developer working with an on-demand UI/UX designer and a Solution Architect.
We decide what to build versus what to rent from external/third party services (e.g Google Maps). This balance is critical to meet the constraints of your budget and delivery timelines.
The team builds in very short and fast iterations. We often show end-of-week demos on progress and even in-between sneak peeks.
At the end of the development phase, BusyMachines delivers a fully working Proof of Concept that covers your core business cases. The Proof of Concept is ready to be used in real product demos to your investors and customers.
Proof of Concept launchOnce the development is done, the BusyMachines operations team prepares the POC demo environment for your application.
At the end of the POC launch phase, BusyMachines has the solution deployed in the secured and managed demo environment. The POC is now ready for real users.
Local presenceOur team in the Benelux Area (the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg) will be available for on-site work in your office anytime needed. Our local experts have considerable expertise in product development and software engineering
Communication via daily standups, frequent calls & status updates and progress reporting.
We often use tools from the Atlassian suite (e.g JIRA, Confluence etc) but also more lightweight solutions like Trello or others. For calls and chat, we often use Skype and Slack quite a bit.We always stay flexible and adapt to the most efficient way of working together.
Every two weeks, you receive reports on current budget spendings, budget use forecasts & product release roadmap progress. Using the demos and these progress reports, we decide together on priorities, features and deadlines.We always provide a project manager who coordinates the work of the BusyMachines team. We take great care that the development is always on track with product steering meetings where Busymachines makes sure that all product stakeholders stay on the same page regarding the product roadmap and milestones.
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