Product Owner vs. Product Manager

Textbook Definitions

  • Product Manager: “Individual focused on the long-term vision for the product, on observing trends in the marketplace, on identifying new potential outcomes or themes to be supported by the product, and on ensuring the product meets the needs of the value stream(s) the product is involved with.” (PMI)
  • Product Owner: “Individual responsible for maximizing the value of the product resulting from the work of the Development Team.” Additionally, their duties include clearly expressing Product Backlog items and optimizing the value of the work the Development Team performs. (Scrum)

Job Descriptions

Product Manager

Product Owner

Comparing the two

Final Thoughts

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Alexis Raymond

Alexis Raymond

Business Technology enthousiast always on the hunt for self-improvement!