Jay Christensen is Seminar Leader and Senior Consultant with extensive project management experience. He has over 20 years in management and staff positions in new product development, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, sales and marketing. Christensen has a thorough technical understanding of software, from business IT applications to the development and launch of commercial products. Christensen understands that people manage projects – not software. He has been a project manager himself and effectively managed project people – project managers and team members.
His wealth of business and project experience is brought into training and consulting assignments by providing multiple examples of practical application. He is a frequent guest speaker for his expertise in program management and linking projects to company’s strategic goals. Christensen has a business degree from Western State College in Colorado. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute, and an active member of PMI.
Christensen joined Cadence in 1987 and has extensive training and consulting experience working with new and existing clients. He has delivered the full-range of Cadence seminar portfolio – from the Essential Series to the Advanced Series of courses – in transforming businesses through project management. Christensen served Cadence as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for over 20 years.