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I have seen a lot of interest in PM roles in this group. Can anyone explain the difference between product and program management? Is product more strategic vision and program is basically glorified project management?

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Product is a fancy sounding way of doing incremental tech implementations. Program is being timeline and action item jockey. Both not very sexy, but everyone thinks one is.

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Have you even worked product? Sounds like someone who was told role is product but in ready it's a scrum role

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I’d say it depends on how the company sets up their operating model. Product management can be awesome if done correctly but people just can’t magically shift to product management from more traditional models without a major rework of their op models. Product managers can manage everything from product strategy/UX, oversight of delivery, operations, etc. They serve as both the business and tech... but it’s rare to find it truly run like this. Most of the time if people try to implement a shift to product management, it’s refacing program managers and maybe tweaking roles & responsibilities lol.

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This. Product strategy is very different to PMO. If anything, PMO is more like scrum master than anything else. Being a product manager takes a good level of business vision and strategy, ux, tech, ops, pricing, etc etc. Pmos just track activities. World's apart

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