The Dynamic Duo of Agile Development: Roles and Responsibilities of Product Managers vs Product Owners

As organizations move toward a more agile approach for development, two distinct roles have emerged to help facilitate faster innovation cycles: the product manager and product owner. These two roles work together, driving innovation but also keeping an eye on constraints.

In this fun session, Rego Guides, Alyson Poston and Jacob Cancelliere, will act out and define both roles. Then, they will explain how innovative organizations are using both product managers and product owners to lead a modern, realistic approach to agile development.



Alyson Poston
Chief Customer Success Officer
Rego Consulting

Alyson Poston is the Chief Customer Success Officer at Rego where she is responsible for keeping customers happy and up to speed with innovative techniques and tools that will help them drive success. Prior to joining Rego, Alyson was a Vice President of pre-sales at Medallia, focusing on customer experience management. But she “earned her stripes” elevating IT leaders, PMOs, and Project managers for 19 years with CA’s Clarity/PPM team(via Niku). She held various roles at CA including Strategic Advisor in Presales, working as a product consultant and a trainer.


Jacob Cancelliere
Strategic Advisor and              
Account Manager
Rego Consulting

Jacob Cancelliere is a PMP certified Project and Portfolio Management expert. He has more than 17 years of experience in PPM system implementations and has helped over a dozen PMOs design and implement sustainable solutions. Jacob specializes in resource management tools and methodologies to help create balanced project roadmaps and supported staffing plans.