What is the difference between product and project?

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  • Feb 24th, 2006

Project is the term which is more specific to particular business.Product is the term which is more generic to every business.

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  • Mar 3rd, 2006


     i thnk project based means geeting the requirements be4 starting process.like(market targeting).

nd product means geeting the requirements atleast be4 realease time.(target marketing)

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Projet : 1. Specifications will be given by Client 2. Client views/ requirements will be considered 3. End user is one 4.Once developed it will be finished

Product : 1. Company designs product 2. Company with own views (based on market) develops product 3.End users are more than one 4. Never ending process 5.Customization is possible . 


  • Mar 7th, 2006


 Project:- "Any Task."

                 A S/W project is a development project in which a s/w process is used. The actual act of executing the activities for some specific user need is a s/w project.

Product:- "End Result."  

                S/w products are outcomes of a s/w project. All the outputs that are produced while the activities are being executed are the products(One of which is the final S/W) 

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  • Mar 13th, 2006


we can get enhancements for projects also.

Ex: citibank is project since its end user is one and requirements is given by client and with other prospectives. Upto now it has lot of enhancements.



QA, Wipro technologies, Ramesh.babumaguluri@wipro.com

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Amit Jain

  • Mar 27th, 2006

Project is the term given to applying a particular process for developing a particular product while product is the outcome of a particular process

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Product development is done assuming a wide range of customers and their needs. This type of development involves customers from all domains and collecting requirements from many different environments.  


Project Development is done by focusing a particular customer's need, gathering data from his environment and bringing out a valid set of information that will help as a pillar to development process.


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  • Jun 9th, 2006

I am very clear about your answer, thanks for your information. 

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  • Sep 11th, 2006

It is a items produce by the organization or manufacture according   there own requirements such as look , feel and understandability.It is marketing directly by the organization.

It is an application or sofware developed according to the client requirement.

The person can directly connect and work under Networker in his organization.

 sudhakar kolla

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  • Sep 25th, 2006


Depends on requirements where they are coming from we can define the product and project.

project:if the requirements are coming from outside the company i.e perticular one person or orgnaisation ,then the outcome of the task is project.

product: if the requirements are coming from with in developement company , the out come of the task is product.


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  • Nov 8th, 2006

Thanks for the clarification Amit.

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  • Dec 24th, 2006


A project is specifically designed to meet the requirements of a particular business or firm. Whereas a product is meant for the end users which can be used by all.

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  • Jan 4th, 2007

Product testing is nothing but...focus is on many users reuirements is based on User needs...

for example :if we take one washing machine,fridge

that machine built based on many people needs ans expectations

project testing is nothing but: focus is on only one user...

we have to follow only one user needs and expectations..

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Ravi Prasad

  • Jan 17th, 2007


In response to the Question posed with regard to the difference between Project and Product, please find my views typed below.

For a Project, customer places order before manufacturing Process and for a Product, customer places order after manufacturing process.

From the above view it is evident that Project has a specific customer where as Product has a general customer.

Please do let me know your views on this...

Thanks and Regards

Ravi Prasad

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  • May 16th, 2007

Project:  Project is something that is developed based on the customer requirement used by the customer only. 
Eg:  Marriage Laddu

Product:  Product is something developed based on the company specification used by the multiple customer. 
Eg:  Tirupathi Laddu.

From : Srikanth Reddy. P


  • Sep 7th, 2007

Hi Sudhaker,

Can you explain in a more detailed way (i.e., explaining the product and project with which we come across daily with examples [SOAP]) so that non computers can also understand the difference.

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  • Oct 19th, 2007


* Requirements are gathered by company it self-based on end users needs.

* It involves long term Testing.

* Testing is conducted at customer site by end users.

* Testing is conducted in real environment.


* The customers exclusively give requirements.

* It involves limited testing.

* Testing is conducted at developer’s site.

* Testing is conducted in virtual environment.

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  • Jan 9th, 2011

Project :
1. Specifications will be given by Client
2. Client views / requirements will be considered
3. End user is one
4.Once developed it will be finished

Eg: Wipro, TCS like companies

Product :

1. Company designs product
2. Company with own views (based on market) develops product
3. End users are more than one
4. Never ending process
5. Customization is possible .
Eg: MicroSoft and their products like MS_Office, MS Visual Studio

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  • Jan 2nd, 2014

collection of project is product...eg pjt is an individual element of individual target but product is used for universal target its used for multiple usage

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  • Jun 18th, 2014

Product:1:Product is developing for segment of customer.
2:There is no end of development and testing because product will be keep on releasing to market version by version.So version of product we require testing and development.
3:Client like people will perform testing in product.
Ex:HP,Microsoft,Yahoo,Google,Dell and Deloitte

Project:1:Project is developing for specific client.
2:There is end of development and testing in project because whenever we satisfied all client requirements we need to stop development and testing.
3:Directly client will perform testing in project.
Ex:Accenture,Infosys,Wipro and TCS

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  • Aug 16th, 2014

Project: Project is developed based on the customer requirements and his usage only.

Product: Product is developed based on the company specifications and use multiple costumers

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  • Jun 29th, 2015

Correct, nice examples :)

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  • Sep 30th, 2015

PRODUCT is generally developed to meet the overall requirements of the market needs.

PROJECT is developed for specific customer requirements ex: ABC company website / online banking etc.

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  • Dec 5th, 2016

1. Project: If a software is developed for particular person or for particular organisation. So we will call this one as project.

2. Product: A software is Developed Depends Upon Market needs or it is new implementation for business needs in market it is called Product.

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  • Mar 3rd, 2017

Project - If a software application developed for specific customer then it is called project.

Product - If a software application design for a multiple customer then it is called product.

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  • Mar 15th, 2017

Project: Project is an activity to create something unique.

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