Responsibilities / Activities
Service Based Company
Product Based Company
People Management responsibilities are present.
Typical reportees are project managers, team leads, architects etc.
Individual contributor role.
Principal / Director program managers have reporting of program managers
PROJECT MANAGEMENT INVOLVEMENT
Being the Manager of project managers direct Project Management responsibilities are limited.
Drives the projects
Being the Manager of project managers direct delivery responsibilities are limited. As the ownership is with the respective Project Managers
Owns the project delivery
DRIVES COMPLEX PROJECTS?
HANDS ON ROLE?
AVERAGE SALARY FACTOR
1.5 times the experience
3 times the experience (2X of service based companies)
Yes, Mostly non billable and adds less value
No, Program Managers contribution is quite significant in Product Based companies.
Differences between program manager role in service based vs product based company
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