I recently sat down with one of our senior project managers, Ruby Lin, to discuss the many facets of her role at Perficient. She told me about how she leads teams and facilitates collaboration. We also discussed how her voice and work are appreciated by her team. I loved learning what Ruby values most about her colleagues and her company, and I’m sure you will too.
Ruby, thank you so much for joining me today. I’d love to kick off by hearing more about your role at Perficient. Can you describe a typical day?
I am a senior project manager and a delivery lead for clinical data management. In addition, I manage multiple projects for the clinical data warehouse and pharmacovigilance groups. I am a liaison on the global testing team in the life sciences industry, supporting the sales team in areas involving common data models (CDM) and common data warehousing (CDW). I am also working with the Agile community that is bringing the Agile practice to life sciences.
My typical day is not very different from many other team leads. Most of the time, I’m running to and from internal, external, customer facing, or seller supporting conference calls. When I’m not in a call, I’m leading project and organization teams to ensure they are:
- Functioning well
- Being supportive
- Being innovative
I also help them to resolve challenges and look for growth opportunities.
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What are the things you value most about Perficient’s culture?
In my role, I value that what I do or don’t do matters. What I say or don’t say also matters. It is important to me that I can be collaborative and challenged on my team. I value learning new thinking and methodology. My team supports me through challenges and celebrates me through successes. At this company, I value the people, the trust, and the honesty. Perficient invests into finding ways to do things better.
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How did you come to work at Perficient? What motivates you in your everyday work?
I joined Perficient as a part of their acquisition of Biopharm Systems. I went into labor on the day the buy-out was announced. So as long as I remember how old my girls are, I’ll know how long I have been with Perficient.
What motivates me is the fact that I really enjoy what I do and appreciate all the collaboration and support from my teams.
How do you think diversity and inclusion should be prioritized in an organization?
As a minority and a woman in a high-tech environment, it is important to me that a company tries to provide support and opportunities.
I believe that Perficient is committed to doing just that.
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