2. Evaluation Process
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Evaluation Process
Evaluation Steps
Functional Test Criteria
Non-functional Test Criteria
Success Criteria
Implementation Design
Disaster Recovery
Every evaluation should begin with a definition of “success” of the evaluation. Evaluation criteria are typically grouped into two categories:
Functional evaluation criteria: Can I solve my problem?
Non-functional evaluation criteria: Can I make it work in my environment?
This guide focuses primarily on the functional aspect of evaluations, that is, product installation, setup, configuration, and tuning. But non-functional tests are also important and should be added to the evaluation.