Former Global Program Manager at IBM, Professional Development Center of Competence
over 1 year ago
Job roles may vary with the actual responsibilities you will be asked to perform. From IBM's perspective, this role was responsible for managing multiple projects and initiatives across all platforms (AS400, HQ, xSeries, zSeries, etc.). This role differed from a project manager role in multiple ways: 1. It was a global role across all Geos 2. As mentioned above, I managed across multiple platforms as well 3. Typically the Program manager also will look at how the initiatives impact the business unit and work on or with a team on strategy (this is probably the biggest difference as project managers are more task driven).