This session will compare and contrast the roles and skill sets of program and product managers both as critical ingredients in the recipe for driving successful outcomes. It will also look at what can happen when one "ingredient in the recipe" is missing/out of balance.
Keywords or Outcomes:
  •  Product Managers determine the "menu"
  • Program Managers manage and run the "kitchen"
  • Collaboration of these two roles produces a delicious dinner!

Release/Project/Program Management, The Kroger Co.

Sue Rowland, PMP

Sue Rowland started her career at Kroger in a technical role & transitioned to release/project/program management over the last 10 years. She's been responsible for managing several high profile, complex programs over the last several years. Over the last 5 years, Kroger has been on a journey to become product-centric, and she's been working to help the organization understand the importance and difference of project/program managers from product managers.