Make sure to keep communicating with everybody involved, especially if you work with people that don’t have the in-depth technical knowledge needed for IIoT implementation. Creating a mutual understanding of the process, risks, and business value greatly contributes to the project overall. Project management plays a huge role in establishing this.
Suppliers and equipment owners (OEMs) need their project managers to join forces for flawless execution of the IoT project being implemented. After all, the supplier holds most of the technological knowledge, and the client is business savvy. Therefore, creating synergy between both parties is crucial for the project’s success – even if you have to hire a (freelance or interim) project manager with the proper knowledge to bridge the gap. After all, if their technical knowledge is not up to par, it’s arduous to translate the technological challenges to the rest of the business.