Product Owner vs. Product Manager: what is the difference?

A simplified and opinionated explanation.

7 min readJun 4, 2020

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Since I switched jobs (and companies), from a Product Owner (PO) to a Product Manager (PM), I got questioned a lot about the difference. And not only by my friends and family but also from people within the industry. So is there a difference? If you ask me there definitely is, and this article is

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Jim van der Waal

Head of Product at Polarsteps | Always up for using creativity and making complex problems simple(r) and fun!