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Project Manager versus Product Manager.
 

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Presentation for Sydney Project Managers and Product Mavens joint meetup.

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    Project Manager versus Product Manager. Project Manager versus Product Manager. Presentation Transcript

    • Product Versus Project Manager Sydney Project Manager’s Meetup Sept 2013 Caroline Gordon @carolineggordon Monday, 9 September 13
    • The Lines are Blurring Monday, 9 September 13
    • Between... • Customers and suppliers • Providers and users • Software and the rest of the world • Managers and team members • Creators and consumers • Product Managers and Project Managers Monday, 9 September 13
    • Mind The Gap Monday, 9 September 13
    • Between... • The outcome ... what it should do • The build process ... how to make it Monday, 9 September 13
    • Between... • The product vision ... what it should do • A program of work a team can execute ... how to create it Monday, 9 September 13
    • The size of the gap Monday, 9 September 13
    • You need a project manager if... • Technically complex - work can’t easily be organised by business value • Long project cycle - delivery of value is not transparent • Organisation is complex - distribution, logistics • Project size - multiple teams, eg release train Monday, 9 September 13
    • Vive La Difference Monday, 9 September 13
    • Project Managers are... • Completers • Detail minded • Pattern oriented...little things add up to a pattern • Driving to an outcome.. focused • Linear • Tactical Monday, 9 September 13
    • Product Managers are... • Strategic • Empathic • People oriented • Blue sky thinkers • Organic (less linear) Monday, 9 September 13
    • Nuances • Titles don’t matter • Growth patterns - small companies - one customer / organsing role ... currently called product manager • Grow larger ... then need coordination and Project Manager (or program manager) Monday, 9 September 13