Which companies hire Program Managers?
Pre-Compaq, Now Part of the New HP hires Program Managers, lots of them too! Way to many, just imagine lots of people without a clue barking orders.
Four of the five companies that I've worked at have had Program Managers. I'd be surprised at any company with more than a few hundred employees that didn't have PMs. Not that you can't live without them; they just make life so much easier.
Brent P. Newhall
Looks like google does as well:
Remember that there is usually a difference between Program Managers and Product Managers (MS actually has both). There are no hard rules, but often Product Managers have less of a technical and more of a marketing role than Program Managers.
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