I had the chance to catch up with Nintex Project Analyst Ipsita Jena who recently celebrated her 7th year anniversary with Nintex. Her career has evolved since joining in 2013 – from business analyst to test analyst to project analyst. Not only has her job title changed, but Ipsita’s responsibilities have also expanded as her team manages more projects and infrastructure across the Nintex organization – from processes in HR to sales to support.
The coolest part? Ipsita and her team use the Nintex Process Platform to power internal programs such as automated licensing operations, customer support interactions, and more.
The goal of our Nintex Q&A blog series is to highlight the people behind Nintex. You might not always see them presenting in webinars and events, but these people are quietly working hard in the background to make Nintex great.
Ipsita Jena is nothing short of that and we’re excited to share part of her story in Q&A format below.
1. What is your favorite project of your career?
Before Nintex, I was working on the first project of my career as a Java developer when sudden circumstances required me to step in as the developer, business analyst, and project lead. As you can imagine, I was overwhelmed by the workload—at first—questioning whether I was capable.
In 3 short months, I successfully completed the project and our client was thrilled. It challenged me and I learned a lot. I surprised myself! I shifted my career path from developer to analyst, and I’m thankful for the whole experience because it taught me what it’s like to be in every individual contributor’s shoes during a project. And it makes me a better project analyst today.
2. Where is home for you?
Home is where my family is. I currently live in Victoria, Australia and it’s been home for the past eight years or so. However, India will always be a home for me because that’s where I grew up and many of my parents and close relatives live there still. I can’t wait to go back!
3. First flight after the pandemic?
Definitely India. I’m missing my family and FaceTime calls just aren’t the same.
4. Best vacation you’ve ever been on?
One Saturday morning, my husband and I went for a breakfast date in our pajamas – thinking it would be quick. Breakfast was so good that we decided to take a drive to our neighboring state – a coastal town a few hours away. When we arrived, we decided to stay in a hotel for a night. We didn’t pack any bags so we had to buy clothes and belongings on the road. We enjoyed it so much, we decided to stay an extra night, and even took a few days off work.
This is my favorite vacation because it started as breakfast in pajamas and spontaneously morphed into a getaway on the coast. It’s something we could never do now because we went before all of the responsibilities like parenthood, mortgages, etc.
5. Favorite genre of movies?
I enjoy action movies! Especially with suspense and good special effects.
6. Favorite line from a movie?
I’ll admit, I like to indulge in some movies knowing I’ll need a box of tissues during. I like a quote from the film One True Thing where Meryl Streep plays the role of a career-focused daughter who has to put a hold on her work and come home to look after her cancer-stricken terminal mother. There is a part where the mother says to Meryl Streep: “It’s so much easier to be happy, my love. It’s so much easier to choose to love the things that you have – and you have so much – instead of always yearning for what you’re missing, or what it is you’re imagining you’re missing. It’s so much more peaceful.”
7. Where do you see yourself in ten years?
If you’d asked me this question 10 years ago, I would’ve had every year planned out with which milestone I wanted to achieve within a specific timeframe. To be honest, now, with everything going on in the world, I haven’t planned at all. I’m taking it day by day.
That’s all from Ipsita Jena on this month’s Nintex Q&A. Be on the look-out for future Q&A blog posts each month and check out past Q&A posts here.
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