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August 7, 2009

What is product?

Product is some thing like goods or services provided by the company. There are different types of industries are developing different types of products. For example if we take IT Industry Hardware , OS, Languages, API, DB,Middleware are Products

What is the difference between product and project?



1 Here the requirements are gathered from market survey. Here the requirements are gathered from particular client
2 Develop the application for Global clients Develop the application for particular client
3 Products are depends on products Projects are depends on products
4 End users are more than one End user is one
5 Never ending process Once developed it will be finished

The techniques used to develop a New Product

New Product Development

It is term used to describe the complete process of bringing the new product to the market

In this the following process are there

1.      Idea generation  – gather the ideas from various people

2.      Idea Screening ￯﾿ᄁ￯ᄒタ￯ᄒモ Screen that ideas by Benefits, capable to develop, Cost

3.      Concept development

4.      Develop the product

5.      Test the product

6.      Marketing


  • While developing the product they face lot of problems like they want to manage all the data relating to design, development and marketing.
  • For that they are using Product Lifecycle Management (PLM).

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

What is Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)?

  • It is process of managing the entire lifecycle of a product
  • Manage entire process in the New Product development

If we see every company need to manage the following data

  • Product Data Management (PDM)
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
  • Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

For this PLM gives the better solution

Types of Products

  • Now we will see about the types of products.
  • We can classify the products into two types

1.      Infrastructure Products.

2.      Business Application Products.

What is an Infrastructure Products?

  • The products like Hardware, Operating System, Middleware, Programming Languages, API, Database and Tools are come under Infrastructure.
  • For example if we take Sun Microsystems they are giving lot of infrastructure products like Servers (Sun Netra cp2160 Blade), Operating System (Solaris 10), Programming language (Java), Middleware (Sun Java System Application Server), API, database (Java DB) etc.
  • If we take Microsoft their famous products are Operating System and .Net

What is Business Application Products?

  • These products are mainly used to manage the Enterprise data.
  • For example before we discuss about the PLM, it is a product mainly used for managing the data of the product development process.
  • The areas like Finance, Healthcare, Insurance, Education and Transport they are giving.
  • The companies like Oracle, SAP and IBM are big players in this area.
  • Example Oracle – Oracle E -Business Suit, SAP -ERP, CRM.


The following are the certificates available for various types of products

  1. Sun Microsystems -SCJP, SCJD Certificates.
  2. Microsoft – MCSE Certificates.
  3. IBM – RAD, J2EE Certificates.
  4. Oracle -OCP-DBA Certificates.
  5. CISCO – CCNA, CCDA Certificates.


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