The Driving Forces Behind the IoT Methodology
The primary driving force behind the development of the IoT Methodology was the lack of the project management tool that could actually help with the IoT ideation and implementation.
All the project management tools, that you can see today are very generic and they are applied in every industry and sector without differentiation. They suppose to solve every single problem. However, the IoT is very different from other areas. It has a very technical aspect that available project management tools do not account for.
Another reason behind the creation of the methodology is that the IoT concept has been present for around 10 years and we still speak about the same things. It is the same consistent vague story, which has not changed with time because we do not have appropriate tools to think and to find opportunities within IoT.
However, the final push towards the idea for the IoT Methodology came from Rob Van Kranenburg, founder of IoT Council and an influencer on topic of societal and cultural technology changes, whom Tom met during an IoT event in Serbia.
Rob Van Kranenburg was very supportive of the idea of sharing tools and templates openly. He actually suggested to create a methodology, therefore, we slowly started developing the IoT Methodology into its current form. The process started around 2015 when IoT was a relatively new concept.
The Idea Behind the IoT Methodology
We want to share tools, methods and templates that can help Enterprises and Smart Cities to be more innovative within IoT, thus improving their performance and the environment around them. We what to make these tools easily accessible and free for everyone to use.
The idea is that project management methods should be available for the public as open source documents, in the same way many software within IT are.
The team behind the IoT Methodology
The IoT Methodology (IOTM) was developed by the Consultancy for Internet of Things (C4IOT), which is based in Belgium with the offices in Denmark and Sweden.
The team consists of people with different backgrounds, skills and competences. We are software developers, hardware engineers, design focus individuals, IoT enthusiasts and researchers. On an everyday basis, we are working with different innovation challenges in the field of Internet of Things.
Recent projects, which we are working on besides IoT Methodology are:
- Pulselabs: We are developing wireless microcontrollers
- IP Playground: Collaboration between the Pulselabs, Aarhus University, Troldtekt and European Union, where we are using IoT Methodology to help manufacturing companies to improve their production process through the implementation of the IoT, thus gaining the competitive advantage on the market