Life at Perficient

Jennifer Edwards Grows to Heighten Trust and Collaboration in Her Role

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At Perficient, we aspire to build connections: with our clients to transform their businesses, with our colleagues to grow professionally, and with our global communities to make a positive impact. Our people-first culture is a true testament to the investment Perficient makes in our people, one that fosters trust and collaboration with one another, which impacts Perficient, clients, and communities alike.

We want to tell the stories of our people who make our growing organization what it is today. Jennifer Edwards, a senior project manager out of Minneapolis, is just one example of a colleague who knows the importance of collaboration and trust firsthand.

Describe your job. How do you make a difference for our clients? 
My title is project manager, but whenever possible, my role is Scrum Master, spending my days immersed in the work of the team, helping clear the path to “done.” I make a difference for clients by removing the barriers that impede collaboration and trust. ​​​​​​​

What are some activities you enjoy doing in your free time? 
I am always reading a novel, typically near-future, post-apocalyptic science fiction. I’m also a film nerd and watch lots of movies, ranging from schlocky horror to art films. Over the past 18 months, I’ve been learning how to bake bread, and have discovered that I really like tile-placing board games.

What is some career advice that has helped you?
Remember that your accomplishments come from effort and skill. This is a great antidote to imposter syndrome.

What is your favorite Perficient memory so far?
On my very first day at Perficient, my colleague Jennifer Rostal tracked me down and introduced herself to “the new Jennifer” in the office. That introduction turned out to be foundational to my path here at Perficient, which has been closely connected to the Agile and delivery excellence work Jennifer does. It also set a really wonderful example of how we can be welcoming and collaborative to others.

What is something you’ve learned in your career that you want to share with others?
Embrace curiosity! Ask questions, try new things, and be open. Wonder about everything.

What makes you proud to work for Perficient?
Every Perficient project I join is full of smart, talented people who are fully engaged in solving problems together. I’m proud to be part of that.

What inspires you to give your best each day? 
My work makes me happy! I’m buoyed by the genuine pleasure of being part of teams doing great work, and I love sparking happiness in teams. We work best together when we delight in it.

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It’s no secret our success is because of our people. No matter the technology or time zone, our colleagues are committed to delivering innovative, end-to-end digital solutions for the world’s biggest brands, and we bring a collaborative spirit to every interaction. We’re always seeking the best and brightest to work with us. Join our team and experience a culture that challenges, champions, and celebrates our people.

Learn more about what it’s like to work at Perficient at our Careers page. See open jobs or join our talent community for career tips, job openings, company updates, and more!

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About the Author

Hannah is the Communications Associate Marketing Coordinator based out of St. Louis, Missouri, focusing primarily on strategizing and composing internal corporate communications. She enjoys learning more about Adobe Creative Suite, following hockey, and spending time with friends and family in her free time.

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