Mauricio Rubio Sydney, Australia 8 Questions 31 Answers 2 Best Answers 701 Points View Profile 0 Mauricio Rubio Senior Project Manager Asked: February 15, 2019In: Other What is the difference between a Project Manager and a Product Manager? 0 productproduct managerprojectproject manager Share Facebook 3 Answers Voted Oldest Recent Mauricio Rubio Sydney, Australia 8 Questions 31 Answers 2 Best Answers 701 Points View Profile Mauricio Rubio Senior Project Manager Added an answer on February 17, 2019 at 10:06 pm A Project Manager, as the name implies, is focused on the project, whilst the Product Manager has a focus on the product. Product being the actual product or service being delivered. Now you’re probably thinking that doesn’t clarify much right? So please allow me to explain this further. And I think the best way of doing that is going over the key things each of those roles does. In essence, a Project Manager does the following: Leads projects and teams. Manages the project budget. Manages the project schedule. Manages project resources. Ensure project delivers on time, within budget and that it meets project goals and objectives. In essence, a Product Manager does the following: Owns the Product Roadmap. Leads the teams working on the product. Liases with Management and stakeholders on priorities. Provides strategic guidance and direction on product development. Ensures product upgrades and enhancements are released on time and as planned. Even though both roles differ and have a different focus, there are certainly overlaps and similar skills required in both. 1 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Dax Apolinario Marikina, Philippines 2 Questions 5 Answers 0 Best Answers 57 Points View Profile Dax Apolinario Newbie Replied to answer on February 18, 2019 at 2:06 am In a scrum setup, would the product manager be the product owner since he would have the roadmap of the product. And I am assuming the product manager would take the role of the scrum master. Thanks. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Mauricio Rubio Sydney, Australia 8 Questions 31 Answers 2 Best Answers 701 Points View Profile Mauricio Rubio Senior Project Manager Replied to answer on February 18, 2019 at 11:45 am Yes, generally the Product Manager would play the role of Product Owner in Scrum, but another person would play the role of Scrum Master. Typically someone leading the Team, but it can be anyone really. As long as he/she has a good Scrum foundation. Keep in mind that not all companies have the role of Product Manager. So like before, the Product Owner doesn’t have to be a Product Manager. The person sitting in that role should be able to make decisions, define priorities and basically represent the best interest of the customer or end user 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer.