Distributed Data Flows - 2018
Distributed Data Flows is a new enterprise product from Cleo Communications that went GA in May of 2018. As the newest and most ambitious offering in the Cleo Integrated Cloud suite of solutions, it has generated the kind of enthusiasm in their market that warrants prominent positioning in the promotional video currently available on their home-page.
Above all else, this exciting new product is the result of the thoughtful application of process at every stage of its design. From my seat on the “Discovery Team,” I evangelized “Lean UX,” successfully keeping this project on course and helping to evolve the design culture at Cleo away from “Implementation-Model design” and “Big Design Up Front.” I also connected leadership’s regard for thought leaders like Marty Cagan and Jeff Patton to the absolute necessity of more and better prototyping. The effect was immeasurable. My prototypes did more to keep this project on schedule than any other single factor. Shared understanding was a constant and exactly zero developer time was wasted when a prototype was available.