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

A simplified and opinionated explanation.

The one-sentence explanation

As Product Manager you are responsible for both the Discovery and Delivery of your product, whereas a Product Owner you are more focused on just the Delivery.

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One big funnel of ideas being transformed into a product/feature for customers.

The theoretical explanation

A Product Manager is always a Product Owner. A Product Owner is not always a Product Manager.

Responsibilities

The prerequisite for being a Product Manager

Differences throughout the world

Why everybody should hire Product Managers

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Development x Releasing = Product x Customers = Value

The build trap

Are you building what your customers want, or are you just building?

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Wrapping it up

Product Manager at @onefootball | Dutchie living in Berlin | Always up for using creativity and making complex problems simple(r) and fun!

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