Product Manager vs Delivery Manager
Several roles become instrumental as focus on the digital shelf grows, but two standout for the impacts they have in building a strong foundation for success of others.
The term product manager is used to describe an essential set of skills who is concerned with catalyzing strategic outcomes into the features and functions that set the foundation for the consumer experience
Vision that focuses on building and maintaining strong consumer connection
Directions towards the desired outcomes in the form of requirements
Maintains focus on gaps between actual consumer experience and desired outcomes
The term delivery manager is used to describe an essential set of skills on a team who is concerned with enabling team(s) to deliver value effectively.
Tools and frameworks customized to achieve the collaboration to build solutions
Remove obstacles and blockers that produce waste and inhibit self management
Focus on hyper transparency through the product life cycle to unlock the power of change
Clear differences exists between the role of a delivery manager and that of a product manager.
Focuses on HOW the value is delivered
Focus on WHAT the value is
Internally focused on ways of working
Externally focused on consumer experience
Focused on measuring progress through lens of team’s purpose and outcomes
Focused on measuring progress through consumer lens and perceived value
Uses team metrics as a guide towards maturation and process improvement
Uses channel metrics as a guide towards building roadmaps