Not every POC will succeed. However, since you won’t have committed many resources except for the prototype testing, it reduces the hit to your bottom line. In fact, one of the benefits of POC projects is that they enable you to avoid bleeding out your budget on products that don’t solve your problems, deliver on customer needs or those that are packed with bugs. You can walk away before saddling your organisation with solutions that don’t work. For the POCs that fail, a “post mortem” can be conducted to determine where things went wrong, and a summary of this presented to management. You can now close the POC project.