The last millennium has observed the huge production of industrial goods. They were related to mechanical, electronics and electrical domain. The professionals who were basically the engineers, designed the goods with great precision as the goods performance inclines entirely upon its dimensions and precision.
To gain high-level precision while crafting the object, engineers used software like CAD and CAM. These Softwares assisted in perfect designing and predicting the final image of the item. This lowered the burden of the software engineers to the greater extent and allowed them to perform with greater sensitivity.
Era changed and so the technology! Now, industries have deployed robots to perform the duties of the hundreds of men in few hours. To make them more productive, the software companies have installed more advanced software. BUT WHO IS DOING ALL THIS?
It is the software engineer who makes product designing easier than conventional ways. In the software industry, the product engineers design the product or sometimes redesign the product to bring the new product to the market, while the software engineers coordinate with them to make their work easier.
Product Engineering – Collaborating Technology and Imagination
Parents care for the child and when the child is asked, "Who is the best?" The chubby cheeks speak out, "Mom". Likewise, the lion's share of the credit of product engineering services, unfortunately, goes to the developer though there is equal participation of software engineer.
Being justified, if we see the roles and responsibilities of the developer and software engineer, we cannot make out the major difference between them. Most of the times their job responsibilities are clubbed to materialize the demanded products. Some of them are:
1. Creating Product Conceptualization
Ensuring the availability of the needful requirements.
Selecting software architecture.
Aligning Important Features.
2. Product Architecture Designing
Laying technical foundations for the required products.
Consulting on distributed computing, transaction management, and enterprise application management.
Selecting architectural designs for better outcomes.
3. Product Designing and Installation
Designing product development strategy.
Product customization to meet client's need.
Training client's on the updated engineered product.
Reinforcing best practices for the product utilization.
Beta testing the product prior delivering to the client.
Can you make a difference in the job responsibilities of either of them? Absolutely not, we are not in the position to make the passage between the two as the requirements are circumstantial. The collaboration between the two is invincible.
The Myriad Journey – From the Perspective of Software -as-Product
You never know when who is going to play what role in the product development. Without thinking much about it, one must be concerned about the strings of the notions involved in the coupling of design engineering and domain knowledge to deliver the product of excellence. Irrespective of the provided job responsibilities, the professionals assist the clients in designing the product prototypes followed by its coding and testing. To make the delivery sharper, the developers and software engineers follow multi-disciplinary approach leveraging a team of experts.
Product Engineering Services is the mainstream requirement of every industry as it bridges the gap between client, organization and the product. The concept of product improvisation and designing has made the necessity in every sector esp. In software sector to deploy software engineers and developers to revamp the product according to the requirements from the clients' side. This delivers pristine technology, agile process, and effective management to the organization which is carrying out engineering services for improvisation of software as a product.
Stories by Puneet Mishra