Debate - will robots replace product teams?

14 May 2020 • 2 min read

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Welcome to the next Agile Reading meetup!


Our mission is to grow the Agile community in Reading and share new trends and techniques in the Agile world.


Join us for this month’s Agile Reading meetup where we will be running our next Agile debate group. In this interactive session, attendees will form the debating teams.


The motion is "Robots Replacing Product Teams": The ‘house’ believes that over the next five years the advances of Artificial Intelligence technology will mean that 50% of roles in product teams will be completed by bots.


We will facilitate a structured debate with pre and post-voting to track the strength of the persuasive arguments.


About Adam


Adam Hall is a Scrum Master and experienced Agile Coach for AND Digital, with a keen interest in empowering teams, on and offshore. He is currently enjoying the puzzle of helping digital teams adapt to a world that suddenly works fully remote.


About Stuart


As Chief For Delivery Approaches AND Scrum Half, Stuart is accountable for evolving the Delivery Approaches across AND Digital with focus on preparing AND for the technology and skills of the future. This includes improving our methods and processes for setting up high performing teams (collocated, blended, and dispersed) so they have more successful client engagements - leading to client happiness, retention, and customer value.


Developing the Agile, Programme, and Project practices across AND Digital so that we can explore the most appropriate methods and approaches for individual, team, and team of teams delivery. Connecting with the practitioners across AND Digital, our clients, and the wider community so that we can examine, access, and exploit our collective knowledge and learning.


Prior to AND Digital, Stuart worked as a Digital Project and Programme Manager across a number of different sectors (retail, government, high service distribution, online gaming). In these organisations, he was either directly delivering digital projects, running Agile process transformation projects or managing large multi-national programme deliveries.




17.45: Join online and introductions

18.00: Agile debate group - facilitated by Stuart Munton and Adam Hall

  • Introduction to the motion - "Robots Replacing Product Teams"
  • Pre-debate vote
  • Time boxed debate of the topic
  • Post-debate vote

19.15: Close




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