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A Day in the Life of a Product Manager

by Deacon D.K. Wan  |  November 22, 2017  |  Submit a Comment

Many organizations do not fully understand the role of the product manager.    Check out our latest research note from interviewing some great product managers, their tasks and advanced planning .  And see how a product manager’s week can be so very different from a project manager.    And how Product Managers interact with business stakeholders, with their product-centric and mindset focused on helping the organization.


A Day in the Life of a Product Manager

Published: 21 November 2017 ID: G00342085
Deacon D.K. Wan, Bill Swanton, Mike Gilpin

Many IT organizations don’t realize that product managers sit between traditional technology and business functions. Application leaders employing a product delivery model should use product managers to improve alignment through collaboration within a rapidly evolving digital business.



  • Project Management Versus Product Management
  • The Product Manager and Business Stakeholders
  • A Day in the Life of a Product Manager
  • Insights From Leading Product Managers
  • What to Do

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Deacon D.K. Wan
Senior Director, Analysts, Research & Advisory
2 years at Gartner
24 years IT Industry

Deacon D.K Wan is the Senior Director, Analyst at Gartner Applications and Product Leadership. Experts in digital innovations, product management, partnership, payments,mobile & e-commerce,BD. Read Full Bio

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