The main benefit coming from the PoC method is reducing the risk of rushing head- and budget-forward into the unfeasible project. It is a chance to better understand the idea and to see it in the already existing environment.
But a PoC is far more than just developing a project in a risk-control mode. PoC is – above all – a chance to scout the market not only for already available solutions but also for risks and opportunities.
PoC helps to overcome the familiar and so mundane business risks laying ahead of every digital transformation. The Riverbed’s Digital Performance Survey 2018 reveals the biggest challenges that most of the organizations are facing in the process are: budget constraints (51% of respondents), overly complex or rigid legacy IT infrastructure is the second biggest difficulty (named by 45% of attendees). The rest of top 5 named in the research is the lack of full visibility across the digital or end-user experience (40%), the lack of available or appropriately-skilled employees (39%) and the lack of buy-in from leadership on putting the priority on digitalization (37%).
PoC, being a fast and cost-effective tool, is the answer to all the above factors.