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What is the difference between a Product Manager and a Product Owner?

I always thought the PM speaks to stakeholders, manage backlog and prioritise the work. The Product Owner is more technicaly and would translate that user stories into more technical details and is the overall technical architect. Thoughts?

I have the same doubt. In my last job (in which we did NOT use Agile/Scrum), we had a Business Analyst, which was responsible for translating the Customer requirements to the dev team. Under Scrum, is the Business Analyst supposed to be Product Owner?

Clare A
Clare A
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In my experience, Product Owner is simply a role performed within a Scrum team. Product Management is the job they are performing and can (and does) exist as a practice outside of Scrum. A product manager can therefore perform the role of Product Owner when working in Scrum.