Product Manager vs. Product Owner

Melissa Perri

“What is the difference between a Product Owner and a Product Manager?” It’s an interesting question and one that takes time to unpack. Let’s look at where these terms and disciplines originated from and how some common frameworks explain them.

Product Manager vs. Product Owner

Roman Pichler

This sounds like a text-book product management responsibility to me. Nevertheless, the product owner is often regarded as a tactical role focused on managing the product backlog, detailing requirements, and interacting with the development team.

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Managing Product Teams for Success

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I’ve been thinking about the challenges of managing product teams by outcomes. Managers struggle with teams asking to be left alone to achieve their outcome because the teams don’t have a history of delivering on outcomes. The Power of Managing Product Teams by Outcomes.

Here’s Why Every Product Manager Must Learn to Love Data

UserVoice

It’s clear that data is here to stay, but many product managers are still yet to embrace data-driven product management…and they’re making a big mistake. Here’s why every product manager should start paying more attention to data ASAP: It’s Not as Complicated as it Looks.

The Secret Product Management Framework

PM Hardcore

One of the most challenging questions about product management has been – in my experience – “What is Product Management?”. We’re called “product” managers. I suspect most of what you’ve learned about product management thus far has revolved around “the product.”

The Six Essential Books that Every Product Manager Should Read

Mind the Product

I always tell the participants of my workshops that as a Product Manager you should be voraciously curious about what’s happening in the field. Here are some of the first books I read after getting into product management.

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Why Product Managers Should Learn to Code

Mind the Product

The post Why Product Managers Should Learn to Code appeared first on MindTheProduct. Product Management Product Management Basics Product Management Skills Role code coding marketing Product product management role Product Manager Skills startups team leadership

Product Owner vs Product Manager

Mind the Product

As a Product Owner and the CEO of Scrum.org I was invited to speak at ProductTank NYC earlier this year about the conflict between the roles Product Owner and Product Manager. But, what happens in organizations that already have product managers?

Managing – not Just Maintaining – a Product Backlog

Mind the Product

I thought it was time to start managing Justinmind’s product backlog more effectively. At Justinmind we felt like we were comparing apples with oranges and ending up with problems, so we explored ways to improve our backlog management. Pro-active Backlog Management: The Benefits.

Hiring a Product Manager: A Little Clarity Goes a Long way

Mind the Product

I realized I needed a good way to explain what it had taken me a while to see in the world of product management. As a product manager, I have a bias: I identify as a “UX-focused product manager” But I thought this was just a “me” thing. I also mentor a product manager.

Who are Product Managers? Infographic

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What do Product Managers do? Product managers can work on a myriad of items be it: Software Hardware Cloud Services Or even Professional Services Many people say that even within the products they work on, there are a number of different kinds of product managers.

Three Superpowers of a Product Manager

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As a product manager it’s not uncommon to feel pulled in a million different directions as you work to meet the needs of your customers, developers and company stakeholders. The post Three Superpowers of a Product Manager appeared first on MindTheProduct.

Things Nobody Told Me About Being a Product Manager

Mind the Product

Shaun Russell shares his journey into product management, sketching out the well-trodden path he took to getting started – reading, taking workshops, learning from peers, and so on. But being a product manager is really hard, and nothing can prepare you for it.

Product Manager Salary Statistics

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The Product Manager salary for a new hire in Silicon Valley is now higher than that of engineers. Looking to find out what a reasonable Product Manager Salary is? The importance of Product Managers is on the rise.

9 tips from TED speakers on successful product management

Mind the Product

Being a product manager is not easy. Here we’ve picked out some nuggets of product management wisdom from nine product managers and business leaders. Debunking the notion that product managers are CEOs of the product, he emphasizes that they are more of a team leader.

Product Managers – You Are Not the CEO of Anything

Mind the Product

When Ben Horowitz wrote his groundbreaking memo good product manager, bad product manager nearly 20 years ago he described a product manager as the CEO of the product. A product manager ultimately has a CEO behind them somewhere, and can always pass the buck.

Product Owner vs. Product Manager Exploration

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Regardless of which role or title you may have, you should have at least a basic understanding of the Product Owner vs. Product Manager comparison; similarities, differences, and overlap. The post Product Owner vs. Product Manager Exploration appeared first on 280 Group Product Management.

How to Onboard Junior Product Managers for Success

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As your product management team grows, you will inevitably bring on some more junior product managers. Some may have a couple of years under their belt, while others may be fresh out of school or recent converts from engineering, design, analysis, or project management.

Coping with Product Manager Burnout

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Now, several decades later as a Product Manager there are times I miss those days. The post Coping with Product Manager Burnout appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. Product Management Productivity

Product Management Synapses

Tyner Blain

You know you’re a product manager when this image causes more than a chuckle. A few random thoughts inspired by this Rorschach test of product management concepts from sunk cost fallacy to intentionality.

Tactical. Operational. Strategic. The Three Rungs on the Product Management Career Ladder

UserVoice

In B2B product management, tactical, operational and strategic refer to layers in the customer organization – not your job responsibilities. Master each of these customer domains and the next rung on the product management career ladder awaits.

7 Ways Product Managers Can Counter Experience Bias

UserVoice

No one comes to a product management job as a blank slate. Product ManagementEven if it’s an entry-level position, you must have done something beforehand to merit a company handing the fate of a feature or product over to you.

10 Writing Tips For Product Managers

PM Hardcore

I’ve started working on an online course on “writing for product managers.” These tips will help you make your product management writing more persuasive, easier to read, more engaging, and more effective overall. Product Management writingTips for writing. (CC

Training: What’s the Biggest Challenge for Product Managers?

Mind the Product

To serve our core MTP audience of experienced product managers who want to continue to grow their already in-depth skill sets. To impart lessons that product managers can apply immediately in their jobs. But, having analyzed the data, I’ve found that what product managers say they want differs quite a lot from what they state they need. Mind the Product sent out a survey to its community in 2016 and 1,200 product managers from five continents responded.

The Evolution of a Product Manager – Josh McWilliam

Mind the Product

In Josh’s Product Tank NYC presentation, he explains his evolution as a product manager. What is a Product Manager? Josh openly admits that he has struggled at times to truly define the role of product manager. How do you Become a Truly Scalable Product Manager?

The Best Product Management Events Happening in 2017

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There are plenty of fantastic ways to keep your product management skills sharp and keep up with evolving industry trends and new technologies. There’s no shortage of product management blogs, podcasts, and reading lists out there to keep you in the know. Product Management

A Product Manager’s Guide to Strong Team Communication

Mind the Product

Product managers and their more recent Agile brethren, product owners, hold one of the most demanding positions in an organisation. Product management in this context can feel like chaos, the type of which can either be controlled or skidding along thin ice.

Training to be a Better Product Manager

Mind the Product

I remember very clearly meeting a Product Manager named Jim Lindstrom on my first day and asked to shadow him. I knew by the end of the first week that product management was the job I’d been looking for since graduating from college.

Developing as a Product Manager

Mind the Product

There are no guides to Product Management. As Ken Chin points out, the best way to learn about Product Management is to speak to people who have been doing it for longer than you. Your first steps as Product Manager. Senior Product Management.

Mindfulness Tips for Product Managers and Product Owners

Roman Pichler

I find that mindfulness is particularly helpful for product managers and product owners. As product managers and owners, we are prone to overcommitting and taking on too much work. It can be tempting to task switch as a product manager or owner—to jump from one task to the next.

Tesla Agile Development: Product Management at its Best

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Software and Product Management at its best. The post Tesla Agile Development: Product Management at its Best appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. Agile Product Management Agile Cool Products FeaturesTesla Agile Development: Version 8.0

The PM’s Toolbox: Product Management Tools and the Problems they Solve

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It’s no secret that product managers wear a lot of hats. Matching these solutions to the assorted challenges product managers face can be a little tricky, so we’ve done some digging to compile a handy list of product management tools. Data Analysis Tools for Product Management.

Three Things Salespeople Need from Product Managers

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The topic of this blog and video is three things that salespeople require from you, the Product Manager. The post Three Things Salespeople Need from Product Managers appeared first on 280 Group Product Management. Product Management Demand Generation Sales YouTube Video

Three Ways to Immediately Be a Better Product Manager

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To find out how to be a better Product Manager we interviewed Pamela Schure, co-author of Product Management for Dummies. The post Three Ways to Immediately Be a Better Product Manager appeared first on 280 Group Product Management.

Product Management is About Making Mistakes

Mind the Product

Once upon a time, I met a product manager of a company who was leading a freemium model product, with some success. The product manager measured the results, and astonishingly, the conversion increased by nearly 20%. The product manager did not understand.

Five Tips for Product Managers to Get Executive Support

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If you are in Product Management, executive support for your plans can mean the difference between your product’s success and failure. Getting executives and management to support what you are proposing can be very challenging and difficult.

How do I get into Product Management?

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The Path to Product Management. By John Zilch – I recently stumbled across a thought-provoking question posted on the Boston Product Management Association group page. Justin asked: “Is an MBA a pre-requisite for Product Management?”

Women in Product Management Series: Sara Wood, VP Product at Gap Inc.

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For a new series of interviews with women leading product management teams, I reached out to Sara Wood, currently VP of Product at Gap, Inc in San Francisco. When I asked Sara how she got into Product management, she shared that she started using network technology in graduate school for her.[continue

Mental Models for Product Managers – Part 2

PM Hardcore

In this part we dive into what you really came here for – product management-specific mental models. Why are product management-related mental models different? We have some great mental models in product management. Product Management mental models

The life of a Product Manager – Learning by Doing

Mind the Product

Osama Hanif (Digital Solutions Manager at Telenor) launched the first digital agency in Lahore and went on to join Telenor Digital. He calls this talk “a note to self for my future endeavours” but is packed with insights to help you hack your own output as an effective product manager.