There’s a difference?
Yep, they are both two separate types of requirements when approaching a development partner. We’ll explain so it’s easier to understand what’s needed for your next project.
What is product development?
It’s the total process that takes a service or a product from ideation to production or market. You’ll be producing a tangible digital product with the aim of fulfilling a need.
The steps in product development include drafting the concept, creating the design, developing the product or service, and defining the marketing. It requires a team with different skill sets. From product managers, developers, designers, QA testers and more.
You’ll need market or end user research to find out whether the idea will be viable the designers and engineers will design and build prototypes. Then a team who can communicate across its benefits to the users / customers. It involves every aspect from idea to release and beyond.
What is software development?
This is a pure focus on software and the code or programming that runs behind it.
It’s the process of conceiving, specifying, designing, programming, documenting, testing and bug fixing involved in creating and maintaining applications, frameworks, or other software components.
Software development projects are performed by a team of developers who work together to write code. If you need a software development team, it is most likely you already have your product requirements defined, and you know more-or-less what you need to get built.
Product development includes the stages of idea generation, design, prototyping, pilot production and commercialisation while software development will only include the stage of designing and creating software.
Which do you need? We can help with both. Talk to us today