Today’s products have characteristics, such as denser electronics, faster clocks and wireless links, which makes gaining regulatory approval time consuming and challenging. Successfully getting approval without impacting product release dates requires a well thought out plan. Who you choose to help you through the regulatory process may well determine the success or failure of the entire project. Assigning this project to internal developers can work but that also can impact the project development schedule. There are external resources available who can guide you through the regulatory process in an expeditious and cost effective manner.