A prototype is a software development model using which a client can get a general overview and feel of the software as interaction with the prototype leads to better understanding of the requirements of the system.
Top 3 factors to consider
Set realistic goals and delivery schedules based on a better understanding of end-to-end functionality as well as the technical limitations of your solution. Keep the costs and potential issues transparent from day one.
Get quick users feedback and start improving your software from the very outset of the project and avoid costly reworking. Test your design, incorporate the feedback and test again until you achieve that ultimate user experience. Iterate and find the right development approaches and tools before it’s too late.
A prototype is worth a thousand words. Support your story line with a working prototype, whether you are pitching it to investors, corporate decision-makers, partners or customers.