Having built our prototype, we must put it in front of some users for some preliminary testing. This is our "proof-of-concept" stage. This is really our last chance to throw out our BPM system before we commit to it and go forward with an implementation. We need to put it through its paces, and work out whether or not it is going to fit the bill for what we need from it.
In this chapter, we will cover:
Setting up the proof of concept
Making the prototype available on a server
Running the proof-of-concept test
Making changes to the process
Integrating with other systems
By the end of this chapter, we will have obtained sign-off from our sponsor that we are ready to move to full-scale user acceptance testing and implementation.