The product is the final outcome of the software development process. A product is built on the customer's requirements/requests.
The process is a set of steps that are to be followed to create a product. A process is a template that can be used to create multiple products in a similar fashion.
The following are some of the important differences between Product and Process.
|1||Concept||The product is the final result of a development cycle.||The process is a sequence or set of steps that should be followed to create a product.|
|2||Focus||Product development focus is on final outcome.||The process focuses on each step to be followed during software product development.|
|3||Life||A product life cycle tends to be in the short term.||A process life cycle is generally long term.|
|4||Goal||The main goal of product development is to finish the work and get the product delivered successfully.||The main goal of a process is to make a good quality products.|