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I have been a Sr Product Manager/PM/PO for over 15 years, and I am finding it impossible over the last few years to find a role with an organization that actually uses Product management concepts regardless of how many PMs/Directors of Product they have. My current company just hired a VP of Product Management to whom I had to explain the differences between strategic and tactical work.
Does anyone have any ideas of different careers I might try outside of PM work?

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True. I have seen Product Manager’s responsibilities interchange with Project/Program Manager. Ridiculous.

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I've seen the crossover too and I really don't get it

Times, they are a-changing...

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To what? What function is coming up with the feature set if not product managers?

UX/UI roles? Pivot to marketing?

I wonder what's causing this shift. Maybe companies just trying to cut costs and consolidate?

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