How to Run a Successful Camunda POC

In this series, you'll learn how to go from planning your Camunda POC, to executing it, to measuring and enabling its success.
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When you are starting a new project with a Proof of Concept (POC), it may be tempting to think it’s “only” a POC and it doesn’t require careful planning. However, getting it right from the start can be the difference between delivering a successful result that moves forward into a fully-fledged project and needlessly heading back to square one to start over.

When you are weighing the options around process orchestration, it is important to make sure the technology is the right fit for your organization and can meet your solution requirements. This can be accomplished by running a well-thought-out POC to verify your assumptions, test how your requirements can be met and validate the technology.

Camunda is pleased to announce that we will be running a five-part blog series providing insight into organizing and running your Camunda POC for a business process orchestration project.

Creating and running a POC with Camunda involves several steps. The blog series should help you address some questions you might have about the process and how to address common concerns. This series of blogs will help you with some of the following areas:

  • Determining how to define the POC project scope
  • Selecting the right process to use for your POC
  • Identifying your key stakeholders, team members and internal champions
  • Clarifying and determining the success of your POC
  • Executing your POC
  • Pitfalls and lessons learned to avoid when conducting a POC

What to expect from the series

The expected blogs that are part of this series include:

  • Planning Your Camunda POC
    Planning your POC is a crucial part of a successful POC. This includes how to scope your POC, what departments or business units to include, what materials and information you will need, and more.
  • Selecting the Right Process for Your Camunda POC
    One of the most important components of running a successful POC is determining the right process to automate. It cannot be too long-living, too complex or too simple. You also want to make sure it tests things you are likely to encounter—like integrations, human tasks, and Connectors.
  • Executing Your Camunda POC
    It is very important when executing the POC that you capture the results in a way that will help you determine its overall success. This includes making sure the right information is collected and it demonstrates all the requirements successfully.
  • What is Success with Your Camunda POC/Becoming a POC Champion
    Success can mean many different things. You need to know what is success for your POC and how to measure that success. This includes who should hear about the success and how you present that to those champions within the organization.
  • Common Pitfalls and What Not to Do for Your Camunda POC (coming soon!)
    Sometimes you can head down the wrong path during a POC. You’ll want to make sure that you avoid these common issues or pitfalls so that your POC can be a success.

At the end of this series, you will know what to include in your POC, how to demonstrate the value of the technology within your organization, how to find and mentor a POC champion and how to capture POC results to prove success.

We’re excited to dig into Camunda POCs with you in this series, but don’t forget that you always have the option of having a POC workshop with Camunda Services or reaching out to Camunda for guidance, as needed, so that your POC will be a success.

Be sure to check back soon for more in this exciting series. You’ll find them in our blog over the coming weeks, and this post will be updated with links for each post in the series as they go live.

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