IoT Consulting

For complex digitization requirements, Telic's IoT consulting team is happy to support you as we have more than 20 years of experience.

We develop suitable solution proposals for each individual application in the field of digitization. Our target is to design suitable solutions for every digitization project starting with the requirement´s analysis as well as the evaluation of risks and possible failure modes and effects (FMEA). Based on this knowledge we offer to create the requirements specification as well as the complete and fully described functional design specification.

We support you as well with feasibilty studies to decide on a project.

Telic's extensive and modularly developed product portfolio may be used for functional samples, prototypes and technology demonstrators and can thus be made available at short notice.

Requirements analysis is one of the crucial starting points

More about requirements analysis

We review possible solutions for your project

Technical feasibility studies

The advantages of rapid development of demonstrators

More about rapid prototyping

There are two kinds of requirements specification documents

Creation of requirements specification


Requirements Analysis

Requirements analysis is one crucial in the development process as well as the business case considerations. The analyses consists of the determination and derivation of the requirements for the system as well as their structuring.

The requirements describe the desired functional or quality-related behavior of the system from the customer's point of view. At this point we are disregarding design and implementation.

Telic's IoT Consulting team creates the basis for future decisions regarding customers IoT solutions.The perspective of users and customers have to be considered equally to be able to formulate feasible requirements.

Contradictions or misjudgements in the requirements analysis inevitably lead to wrong decisions in the design phase and ultimately to implementation errors.

The requirements analysis of IoT projects is not to be underestimated. It is best to schedule enough time, to avoid high costs for corrections later on in the project.

Requirements must also be continuously reviewed and modified if necessary during the system design and implementation phases. By regularly questioning the requirements, even over the course of the project, design errors can be avoided and costs reduced.

The effort invested in requirements management is usually recouped through closer customer relationships, increased product quality, reduced support and customer loyalty.

Requirements documentation usually forms the basis and framework for specifications and requirements documents. Test and validation plans also refer to requirements, that need to be fulfilled and verified according to predefined criteria.


Technical feasibility studies

Process "Evaluate feasibility" of DIN 69901-2

The process model of DIN 69901:2009 lists the independent process "Assess feasibility" as a standard. This is the second project management phase and provides the assessment of the feasibility of the project.

In this preliminary phase, feasibilty studies are crucial tools within the scope of the project definition and help to decide whether and how a project can be carried out.

Telic offers the review of possible solutions for a project with regard to their feasibility. Customers' design proposals are analyzed, risks identified and prospects of success assessed.

Feasibility analyses not only help identify unprofitable investments but also show the best possible solution in the case of a positive evaluation.

For technical questions, we offer feasibility studies in theoretical and practical form.
Telic's extensive modularly developed product portfolio can be used for this purpose for functional samples, prototypes and technology demonstrators and can thus be made available at short notice.

In these studies, Telic provides evaluations of possible solutions and different options. These include opportunities and risks as well as recommendations.


Rapid Prototyping

In addition to technical aspects, economic and political factors also play a role in the decision-making process regarding the feasibility of a project.

Models, demonstrators for trade fairs etc., functional samples and prototypes can be helpful when considering and evaluating these factors.

In addition to the production of A-samples, Telic also offers the rapid development of demonstrators and functional samples (rapid prototyping).

Telic can take advantage of its own modularly developed product portfolio. The hardware and software of the products or A-samples can be adapted quickly, and functional samples and prototypes can be provided at short notice.

In most cases, the samples do not fully correspond in shape and size to the product to be developed, and the software may also only provide the relevant functions.

This form of "rapid prototyping" enables exactly the assistance with regard to the evaluation of technical, economic and, if necessary, political decision criteria.


Creation of requirement specifications

There are two kinds of requirements specification documents

One document summarizes the results of the requirements analysis. The Telic Consulting Team can take an advisory role or create the whole document if requested. Common errors are contradictory formulations or adverse structuring.

Telic divides the creation of the second document into two phases.
The first phase is created before the start of the project and contains rough design concepts, selection of possible A-components, mechanical and environmental aspects as well as basic outlines of the software architecture. The goal of this first phase is the commercial and timeline estimation of the whole project.

The second phase includes the complete elaboration of the requirement specifications plus open design decisions. This is now the binding basis of the project and product development.

Regardless of the project implementation, the Telic IoT team offers support as well as the complete creation of requirement specifications.


Consulting and project support can be designed or supplemented by targeted topic-related training courses and workshops.
Especially at the beginning of the requirements analysis, joint workshops are recommended for an intensive discussion of the requirements and expectations. Training sessions and workshops can be held either in person or via web meeting.

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