Making sense of chaos. That’s probably what best describes my role as a UX Analyst. Jack of all trades, I’m jumping between strategy, business analysis, requirements elicitation, stakeholder management, product design & user research to help build solutions aligned with users’ & stakeholders’ expectations.

I thrive in complex environments and early project stages where everything needs to be defined. I make it a duty to build a shared understanding among everyone involved so that we, as a team, can build what’s best for users.

This blog is my humble contribution to the Business Analysis, User Experience & Product communities. Enjoy the read! ๐ŸŒช๏ธ

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What if… The One-Person Product Team

Teamwork has never been so important to develop a fantastic product โ€“ leveraging everyoneโ€™s expertise in an optimal way.  Yet, we often end up as a one-person team โ€“ doing everything and anything to make our product a success. Even when you get to collaborate with some product experts, itโ€™s hard to draw the line between everyoneโ€™s expertise. Often, this means duplicated work and wasted...

What if… Making sense out of chaos

Disney. Apple. Ikea. Uber. Tesla. These companies orchestrate intricate layers of complexity on a day-to-day basis, yet they manage to offer a delightful & frictionless experience to their customers. Thousands of employees, multiple sites, external vendors, artificial intelligence and exponential technological growth; they figured out how to make sense out of chaos so that their customers...

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