The Internet of Things (IoT) is increasingly pervasive, with a recent report from IDC estimating that there will be over 82 billion connected devices by 2025.
In the past, working with an IoT product development firm often meant simply handing off a set of requirements and then meeting up to review the results. Yet today, engineers and industrial designers are increasingly working together in a collaborative partnership that involves an ongoing exchange of ideas coming from both sides of the relationship. At the same time, there are some aspects of the IoT product development process that remain the same — as do certain keys to success.
Here are seven tips for maximizing the probability of getting exactly what you want and expect from your IoT product development service provider, whether you’re focused on execution-oriented projects or research-focused initiatives — both of which require boundaries and definitions of success for both the client and service provider.