The Project Manager is responsible for breaking down strategic plans into actionable, task-oriented initiatives. This process involves coordination, delegation, and leadership as the project manager must navigate interdependencies, team dynamic and one-off challenges, all while meeting a deadline with limited resources.
The Product Manager will first set a vision for the product(based on research), then communicate that vision throughout the organization. Throughout this process, the product manager attempts to persuade executives and other stakeholders to become passionate about the planned product. If successful, the product manager will develop a strategic action plan to help the organization bring the envisioned product to reality.
The product manager will begin breaking the strategic level plans down into actionable tasks, goals, teams and deadlines.