Cindy Alvarez

Cindy Alvarez is the Director of User Experience for Yammer (a Microsoft company), and the author of Lean Customer Development: Build Products Your Customers Will Buy. She has previously held leadership positions in design, product management, and research in a number of technology startups. These days, she uses her background in Lean tactics to help drive intrapreneurial change within Microsoft. She’s a frequent speaker on UX, Lean, and tech culture, and blogs at