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What is REALLY the difference between product management and project management ?

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Well, one manages products and the other manages projects.

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Very insightful. Here’s $1m for your support.

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Product managers decide strategic direction. Project managers don’t - they just execute someone else’s vision. For example, SHOULD a product be launched on iOS, is something a product manager would decide. A project manager on the other hand would be limited to managing the development of such an app.

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While I agree with the Product Manager being more strategic, in some Project Manager roles it is your job to find the opportunity, scope out the project, put together the team and deliver the work. So you are not necessarily executing someone else's vision.

A product manager is responsible for deciding the strategy of the project, understanding the customers/market research, incorporating customer feedback, helping generate revenue from the product and making the product profitable. Most of these responsibilites eventually result into features that need to be built into the product. These features could be implemented through one or more projects. The project manager is responsible for successfully delivering the feature, managing dependencies, proactively identify risks, managing resourcing budget etc. (... the std project management stuff).. The major difference between the two is that the project manager is evaluated on the successful delivery of a feature whereas the product manager is evaluated on whether he/she can make the right decision about the feature that needs to be built into the product.

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One makes decisions and the other one manages other people's decisions

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Uhhh...a lot

likesmart

Try looking it up on Wikipedia.

Strategy vs PMO.

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