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I keep seeing Product Manager more and more these days. Is it a fancy way to say it's a PMO role? What do the responsibilities entail?

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Thanks for this. I just got my first phone screen for a product management role - I’ve done some product management before but on internal, analytics products and client technology optimization that doesn’t always feel as “traditional” as I feel a lot of roles want - but I have amazing domain expertise and I know I can execute. Hoping they will give me a shot!

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Make sure you make your resume call out all product and collaboration aspects you’ve done. Also, prepare for the interviews; watch YouTube videos, do some practice interviews, etc. The methods for answering and explaining your answers are a bit different than typical interviews. A lot of ambiguous questions to show discovery/analytical thought process. That’s my advice based on some of my experiences with PdM interviews.

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Opinion not widely shared, but they’re pretty close if they are any good. A good project manager owned the product, aligned the team on deadlines, helped remove blockers, had skills in the product space, etc. A bad project manager schedules meetings and asks for status. A good project manager is an easy adjustment to product management. Gaps may include pricing and various parts of product strategy that aren’t hard to learn and dependent on the level of the PM role.

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