Product Planner Vs. Product Architect
Question: "We are back from the training and I need a tool or table to quickly explain to a work peer the key differences between a Product Planner and a Product Architect. Can you help?"Answer: The following table summarizes the key differences between a Product Planner and a Product Architect.
|###||Product Planner||Product Architect|
|Space||Problem Space||Solution Space|
|Role||Identify, articulate, and document the market problem||Devise a functional solution to the market problem|
|Deliverable||Market Requirements Document (MRD)||Product Requirements Document (PRD)|
|Expertise||Market Expert||Product Expert|
|Common Alias||Product Manager||Requirements Manager|
For more information, please see the Blackblot Product Definition Team Model, the "Product Definition Team" chapter in the "Product Manager's Toolkit" book, and download the evaluation copy of the PMTK Role Descriptions template.