Aligning your organization internally and encouraging cross-functional collaboration are only part of the battle while establishing an IoT framework for a multi-divisional company. Since we are an enterprise IoT-platform provider and work with large corporations like Parker Hannifin, we have the experience to highlight some of the common issues that organizations face when adapting to this new technology. For the next two weeks, we will be covering one of the big issues many companies face: limited internal scope.
As an organization develops new capabilities in connected-product definition and delivery, there is a lot to learn. For example, connected-product development may require different engineering skills than a team currently has; pricing and product definition are different for software products than they are for manufactured goods; and software product development cycles are also faster than they are for hardware, which will require a different pace for decision making.
To overcome these learning curves, successful development teams seek to limit the scope of early IoT projects in order to maximize success. Developing a new connected product carries enough challenges of its own—over-complicating it with non-critical features only impedes development and extends the timeline for deployment.
Stay tuned next week for some of the most suitable exercises you can try to make sure that the development of a connected solution moves along smoothly. If you’d like to read the full white paper, click below. To get your hands on a flexible IoT platform, sign up for Murano below and connect up to 10 devices for free!