In Agile, the Product Management function is primarily responsible for defining and prioritizing the product backlog. So, this individual needs to make fast and local decisions on what to implement.
This article will bring some light in this topic: do we need a Product Manager when development goes Agile? The answer is "Yes" and here is why.
It is known that in Scrum there is a position called "Scrum Product Owner". Anyway, this position will not be in charge with all the aspects of the Product Management, but the ones involved in development. He bridges the gaps between the business and the technical aspects.
Do you want to be a Product Manager, or do you want to work in a Product Management department?? I suppose "Yes", because it is gorgeous, despite and beyond the "trouble" behind this. It is an activity which is full responsibilities, full of achievements and quite catching.
The development included in Product Management can be done in Waterfall and or Agile environment, it can be a full-contact with end-users activity, it can be local or global.
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