Product Owner vs Project Manager
via Scrum.org Blog by Robbin Schuurman
What is a Product Owner? What are the differences between a Product Owner and Project Manager? Isn’t a Product Owner some kind of an Agile Project Manager? These are some of the questions we often get from people in our Scrum.org classes. Before we dive into an overview of the differences between a Product Owner and a Project Project Manager, let’s start with the conclusion first, which is: The Product Owner is not an Agile Project Manager. There is some overlap between the role of Product Owner and the position of Project Manager, however, being a Product Owner is very different from being a Project Manager. In this blog, we’ll dive deeper into the topic: “Product Owner vs Project Manager”. If you’re having a similar question about the Scrum Master vs the Project Manager, then check out this blog.
What is a Product Owner?
The key responsibility or the purpose of the Product Owner role is to “maximize the value of the Product”. The Product Owner is one person (not a committee) responsible in the Scrum Framework for maximizing the value. The way the Product Owner maximizes value is by continuously making choices about what to built and what not to built in the Product. In order to do so, the Product Owner is also responsible for the product vision and for managing the Product Backlog and stakeholders.
What a Product Owner does
Some examples of what a Product Owner should do include: