To create storyboards, wireframes and prototypes from extremely complicated technical requirements visualizing how our customers would provision a new environment built from scratch using App Orchestration that tells the story to the non-technical users.
As the sole UX designer on App Orchestration, it was my job to understand the requirements and design wireframes, prototypes and the visual design for the tool. I worked with Project Management, Engineering, Quality Assurance, User Researchers and Users to make this possible.
PLAN, PLAN, PLAN
To get things started I scheduled a week long roadmap planning session. I created a Podio site and asked everyone who would be involved in the planning to enter their feature requests into Podio prior to the session. Since we were a bi-coastal team, and Project Accelerator Plus is just a part of Project Accelerator, I encouraged the attendees to enter features for Plus, not Plus, improvements, nice to haves’ and so on.
THE PLANNING WAS EXTREMELY PRODUCTIVE
Very Awesome Roadmap
In total, 79 features we’re brought to the table of which 33 were slated for Project Accelerator Plus+. The next task was to go through those 33 features and prioritize them based on business priorities and effort required. To insure we delivered a product that was inline with what the partners wanted I created a Partner Plus+ “Advisory Board” consisting of 15 Citrix Partners and conducted bi-weekly sessions. This lasted for 6 months.
It quickly became apparent what features Project Accelerator Plus+ needed to have for it to be successful, so after each advisory board meeting, I would spike the features discussed in the meeting and have them ready for review during the next meeting.
The outcome was considered to be more than successful. After all of the planning, research and spiking was done, we were able to create a feature packed, research backed roadmap and product backlog. I assisted the Product owner with creation of the requirements and created all wireframes, prototypes and visual assets associated with Project Accelerator Plus.
The top 3 features that made it into Project Accelerator Plus+ were:
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