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Virtual Forum — Agile Roles: Who Does What? What’s the Difference Between This and That?

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AgileThought Virtual Community

Now more than ever, companies around the world are scrambling to acclimate to the new reality we’re all facing: Social distancing and entirely remote workforces. For some, this shift may be less impactful – but for many, this is a daunting behavioral and emotional adjustment.

This is why we introduced our virtual community events: To give attendees a platform to ask questions about the challenges they’re running into.


Conversation Topic:

You are on an agile team, but every now and then you struggle to understand the difference between your roles and the roles of your teammates. How can you clarify the distinctions between them? As a hiring manager, or member of an agile team, recognizing the varying responsibilities of these roles can help ensure success.


What to Expect:

Building upon our previous sessions, this AgileThought Virtual Community forum will give attendees a way to recognize the difference in agile roles, including: Traveler vs. Coach, Project Manager vs. Scrum Master, Product Manager vs. Product Owner, Tester vs. Quality Assurance (QA), and Business Analyst (BA) vs. Product Owner.

We will also record this virtual panel and publish it on our On-demand Webinars for future viewing.


Who Should Attend:

Anyone is welcome to join, but this will be particularly helpful for:

  • IT Leaders who want to understand the challenges their teams are facing
  • Managers looking for ways to support their direct reports
  • Companies looking to hire, or fill, one of these roles
  • Anyone looking to understand these roles and make a decision around that understanding


*Note: The virtual Zoom link for our event will be sent upon registration

About The Facilitators

Quincy Jordan is an experienced senior level strategist and consummate transformative agilest with domain expertise in agile and Waterfall. He is an adept project portfolio, project, program, process improvement and change management consulting professional with more than 20 years of experience in various industries including: IT, Telecommunications, Healthcare, Government and Real Estate Development.

Mike is an agile coach who helps the organization embrace an experimental culture that understands the critical importance of trying new things. Mike has almost three decades experience in Information Technology. He has spent the last 14 plus years focused on helping organizations of various sizes and industries transform how they work and deliver solutions. Mike takes a pragmatic approach when helping an organization transform because every organization is unique. He takes the time to listen and understand the organization’s unique situation, so that he can offer customized and specific options to help the organization achieve its best version of itself. Mike has extensive experience with helping organization transform via agile frameworks like Scrum, Kanban, or hybrid solutions.

Antwan Maddox is the principle manager of Test Automation. He has over 14 years of solid contributions in software quality assurance, 6+ years of designing and implementing test automation frameworks. His passion for framework development along with optimized integration on Agile projects has led to his success in working with projects valued at $12M+. He has spearheaded the development and implementation of total quality management on client projects and has led the research of market trends to enhance business and technical solutions in terms of adopting a scalable approach to test automation. He is exceptionally dedicated towards growing and cutting-edge technologies to provide and exceed measurable business value to clients. Focused on ensuring products are fast, accurate, and easy to use by being product focused, project centered, and quality-driven.  

Gwen Lawless is a Technical Product Manager. She helps navigate the intricacies of product vision to develop software solutions which delight customers.  With over 18 years of experience in custom software development, Gwen leads large enterprise teams through agile software development process from visioning to deployment.  She has a strong development background and partners closely with both technical and business stakeholders to understand complex processes and bring rapid value using a goal-based approach.