Shibumi exists in the work management space, but with a focus on providing the why behind the what.  Think Asana, but with every task and sub-task able to be rolled up to larger company goals and initiatives, and associated with relevant KPIs, so you always understand the motivation behind whatever it is that you and your team are doing.  Work management with context, if you will.

When I arrived at Shibumi, it was still very young, with a handful of pre-alpha customers and a very unfinished product.

Because Shibumi's platform was expected to track all the activities of a major corporation, it was incredibly complex, especially behind the scenes.  Every new feature required intense strategy sessions, to nail down any forward and backward impact on the product and existing customers.

Now, over my career I've been fortunate to work with some extremely talented designers, and at Shibumi I was partnered up with one of my favorite people, the incredible Brian Baer.  Together we made sense of Shibumi's increasingly labyrinthine business logic, and somehow turned it into a coherent (and even elegant!) experience.

(And because we were a very small team, I built the fully-responsive front end myself, and even contributed a not-insignificant amount of Java on the backend.)
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