Having around 6 years of UX/UI Design experience. I have worked on various projects involving UI/UX Design. Currently working with Comerica Bank in recreating and visualizing their Comerica Business Connect web application.
Currently involved in understanding how much ever possible with as much as we can about the three Ps (people, problem, project). We have done initial review using personas and user stories. Converting those stories into some high fidelity wireframes and finally trying to push the code to developers as fast as possible.
The real challenge is to spread understanding of UX design and, in fact, sell ourselves both internally (within the product team) and externally (outside the product team, in front of clients and stakeholders).