Proof-Of-Technology Checklist

August 6th, 2021
Patrick Carroll, null
Patrick Carroll
Christian Austin, null
Christian Austin
With contributors:
Pascal Matzke , Matthew Guarini , Lewis Nottonson , Emily Stutzman , Kara Hartig


The P in Forrester’s ReCPI framework stands for “prove” (Research Communicate Prove Integrate [ReCPI]). In addition to proving out emerging technology through demonstrations and hands-on work, our framework assesses the fitness of a new technology to your organization’s culture, talent, processes, and architecture. Forrester recommends that firms conduct prove activities only after research and communication efforts have vetted a potential opportunity with one or more potential emerging technology sponsors. This report breaks “prove” down into three concurrent activities, each with different objectives — the first of which is proof of technology.

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