Difference Between Software Product Management And Software Project Management
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As the name suggests, the project manager focuses on the project. The project manager is in charge of the project development. The project manager solves the question: how should this solution be implemented? According to Manteli (2010, p. 23), “software project managers are more involved into activities such as release planning, risk management and quality management and therefore project managers are more technical oriented.”
The project manager is more technical than the product manager. He is responsible for the project and his team. He lists the tasks of his team. That’s why he should be careful with constraint such as time, cost and quality. These constraints make up the Project Management Triangle as can be seen on Figure 1. The project manager plans not only time, cost and quality, but also risk, procurement, stakeholder, integration, scope and human resources.
The project manager shouldn’t be a perfectionist. The project must carry out the project in a little bit of time in order to have product of sufficient quality. Obviously the customers will be dissatisfied with a product that can 't be delivered. That is why the project manager focuses on the time constraint which is defined by the product manager.
As the name suggests, the product manager focuses on the product. The product manager is in charge of the product development. According to Manteli (2010, p. 23), “software product managers are more concerned with activities such as…