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Dave Litten…

…Welcome To The Home Of My Project Management Primers – Training That Sticks!

Dave Litten Primers

Psssst … Dave ‘007’ Litten here – Greetings from a (not so) secret location in the sun!

After years of working undercover as an IT boffin and project manager in England … for the Americans … I dropped my guard one day and was captured!

Despite it being highly classified information – somehow the mastermind of a huge training company had discovered I was one of a very select underground group who actually had PRINCE2 lecture credentials – so I was bundled into the back of a truck and made an offer I couldn’t refuse.

And that’s how, in 1995, I mysteriously disappeared one day only to re emerge, re invented with a new identity, appearing in public … boldly teaching PRINCE2 … LIVE!

However … unknown to my new masters … I was also working on a secret side-project of my own. I had a VISION – a much better system of PRINCE2 training delivery than they had ever imagined. But this time, no one was going to steal my genius ideas!

Frustrated with the quality of the materials I had to present with every day, I just knew I could create a far easier and more structured learning environment for my more renegade and adventurous students.

Thanks to constant vigilance, the end of the nineties saw me secretly publish my first online book for those wishing to master the PRINCE2 methodology … using The Litten Method™

My new method made use of the way we all naturally learn. I had always known that we humans think in pictures, so without permission, I went ahead and harnessed that power by making the learning fun and easy … now using PowerPoint slides full of colourful graphics and videos!

The Litten Method™ was an instant hit!

By ‘painting’ the key points into my students brains using simple structured colour graphics sequences, something almost magical happened – I doubled and even tripled my students ability to learn and remember – and they were passing their exams – hundreds of them!

It WORKED. I decided there and then I HAD to break out and go it alone

It was now or never.  After months of careful planning, one day I slipped past the HR department, through the main gate, and made my bid for freedom … and never looked back.

I was FREE to create an elegant yet simple series of online project management related VIDEO ‘Primers’ which have since been constantly tweaked and honed to perfection – and this, my ‘magnificent obsession’ has given me a great lifestyle, doing what I love, living large on the Costa Blanca coastline in Spain while helping HUNDREDS of previously overwhelmed PRINCE2 and project management students pass their exams with ease

Fast forward to the present

Today, on this website, I am proud to have over 1200 potential student visits every day, where my Project Management Primer range is sold in nearly 163 countries and regions across the world.

Back when I was a gun for hire it would cost you £650 a day to have me teach PRINCE2 live, and that was 15 years ago – so even those large and expensive classroom training organisations that you can find in major cities couldn’t afford me to teach a room now.

Good news – you CAN hire me as your virtual mentor, to coach you through PRINCE2 using The Litten Method™.

I’m excited to show you a much more practical, step-by-step and cost-effective approach to become accredited in the exciting aspects of project management, so you can grow your career opportunities, promotion and salary increases!

Any questions? – Email me at:  dave(at)davelitten(dot)com

Project Management Training

You know that investing in growing your knowledge, skills and experience is the single best personal objective to have, but much like me, it is sometimes difficult in our busy professional and personal lives to find the time (and money) to invest in ourselves.

Classroom training takes you away from your work and family, while books are harder to read and absorb, let alone have opportunities to apply the ideas within them.

Classroom training is always intensive and with a high learning curve – not to mention stressful as you try and cram in as much information as possible while competing for the tutors attention and time. Hungry and exhausted, you trudge back to your hotel for…homework assignments and more studying – OUCH!

project management trainingIf you are like me, it varies when you are in the ‘best’ frame of mind to absorb new information, annoyingly, these times seem to occur at inconvenient points in your regular work week. If you do take time off to attend classroom training there will inevitably be interruptions let alone calls and emails from questions and crisis back in the office! So you are distracted, with only half your mind and energy applied to the learning.

But what if you could have (on any of your devices – mobile, iPad or notebook for example), a set of structured easy to listen and absorb ‘how-to’ project management videos?

The Project Management Training Solution.

I have developed a wide range of project-related downloadable video training products under the PRIMER brand name. In addition, I also run project management training seminars across the world, and I am a prolific writer on the many topics of project management.

Dave Litten Primers

The PRIMER Range

dave litten primers

I founded the PRINCE2 Primer product way back in 1999 to promote and provide a step-by-step downloadable high quality video approach to provide PRINCE2 Practitioner candidates with a self-study preparation for the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exams. The PRINCE2 Primer has since been granted a License by the APM Group as the official approach to prepare for their exams.

PRINCE2 primer project management

Since that time I have created many more Primers – all specialising in downloadable, easy, step-by-step project management online training video courses.

I spent 25 years as a senior project manager for USA multinationals, and have deep experience in project management

I believe in challenging the current way that project management training is delivered. My video training Primers are beautifully designed, simple to absorb in easy steps, and are downloaded direct to your computer.

Project Management is a life-skill.

No matter what industry you work in, no matter what position you hold. No matter what specialist skills you have acquired. Project Management knowledge, skills and experience will help you become better at your life’s chosen profession.

Most traditional ‘0ff-the-job’ project management training courses have been done in the classroom. Books may be used to supplement this, but it has been proven that face-to-face multimedia training works best in terms of the delegate absorption and their ability to apply it after the course.

The trouble is, that classroom training is expensive and intensive. It also has a very high learning curve. Add to this the fact that the individual delegate has to compete for tutor attention, and you can see how traditional classroom training has not always been effective.

This is where online training scores hands-down.

Creating high quality, high-definition, downloadable videos with clear and structured supporting documentation has been my objective since the year 1999. I call these Primers – want To Own One?

My list of available Primers covering many disciplines within project management leading to certification, grows every few months, and as I write, I am currently creating a new Agile Project Management Primer.

You can see a clickable link for each of them to the right and below.

Take Action Now – Click on a link to find out full details of each Primer.

I wish you Good Luck on advancing your project management career and salary!

dave litten

 

 

 

Want To Own One of my PRIMERS? >

CLICK ON A LINK ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE: >>>

http://www.agileprojectmanagementprimer.com 
(Prepare for your AgilePM Foundation and Practitioner exams)

http://www.prince2primer.com
(Pass your PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exams!)

http://www.pm-primer.com
(Pass Your PMP Exam First Time!)

http://www.directingaproject.com
(Learn the art of Advanced PRINCE2 Governance)

http://www.project-management-primer.com
(Introduction to Project Management)

http://www.apmic-primer.com
(Introductory Certificate exam for the Association Of Project Management)

http://www.msproject2010primer.com
(Master MS Project 2010 – comes with PRINCE2 Project Templates!)

http://www.taskpack.com
(Hone your personal assignment skills)

 

 

Watch This 10 Minute Video To See How
YOU Can Gain PMP Certification:

Many folks fail to achieve their own full potential because they don’t set themselves goals. Others drop the baton because they don’t draw up an implementation plan.

But the biggie for me, is failing to take the FIRST STEP. The old saying “how do you eat an elephant?” is answered by “one mouthful at a time”. Now, I don’t recommend you actually eat these magnificent animals, but the analogy is a good one…

Take improving your project management career as an example. No, not asking the boss for a raise, but getting the best education you can – and that means becoming a Project Management Professional (PMP). Just think how those letters after your name would make you feel?

But you’ve got to take the plunge and put aside time to study in the first place. And I’m talking about real commitment here, not just ‘best efforts’

So what’s the first step you ask? Well, it’s investing in a training program.

Stay with me here…

You’re thinking, how do I know if it’s a good PMP training program – what if I don’t like the materials? What if the instructor can’t teach? and a million other reasons why you are still procrastinating (I’m assuming here that you have the usual human foibles like the rest of us do!)

Fear not, for I am giving you a FREE one hour Video Module from my world-beating PMP Primer course. That’s right, you don’t have to buy anything or pay anything. I’m so confident that you’ll love it and want to get the rest of them that I’m willing to give you a free lunch…

CLICK HERE to get your FREE PMP Video download, just scroll down the page and enter your details.

 

 

As you might imagine, I get a lot of emails on various aspects of project management training, and in particular, stuff for preparing for the PMP exam.cheap free and best project management tips

I remember back in the 1980’s or so, local newsagents had many regular monthly magazines on some specialist topic or another. For example, gardening, sewing, model making, collectors stuff, and so on. Each month customers would shell out hard cash….fast forward many months later, and they found out that they have paid several hundred pounds on a topic that could have been purchased in a bookstore for a tenth of the price!

Now price is not everything I know, and I’m sure they got lots of enjoyment and anticipation waiting for the next installment…but… take preparing for your PMP exam as an example. I got this in my inbox this morning:

 The “Project Scope Management (PMBOK® Guide – Fourth Edition-aligned)” training bundle consists of the following three courses:

  •  Project Requirements and Defining Scope
  •  Create Work Breakdown Structure
  •  Monitoring and Controlling Project Scope

Online Access (Single User) : EUR 175

OUCH!

This covers just one of my 21 PMP Video Modules, and doesn’t even include practice exam questions and answers (like mine does).

Now 175 Euros is around £158 or $250 USD – which puts the total cost of this training up around the $5000 USD mark… It seems a tad expensive to me, so what if you could get the whole $5000 course for say just £67 GBP.

What’s more, YOU can download it immediately –  to find out more, just jump on over to HERE

 

For more information CLICK HERE

Paint Me Happy!

Today I have just released my Brand New PMP Primer – the world’s first entirely downloadable PMP training course. It comes complete with a phenomenal 21- Module Video Reference Library, with an amazing 289 exercises….

But it gets better, my PMP Primer contains 360 PMP exam questions AND answers all on an entertaining PowerPoint Slide Show – betcha can’t put it down…

Right now, I’m offering it to my subscribers for an amazing $127 (about £78). When you consider that less effective PMP ‘training’ is charging over $600…hmm, tough choice Eh?

It has taken me since last summer to carefully sculpt and create this PMP training product, and I was determined not to release it until it was as good as I could make it.

And I can tell you I am exhausted – but with a big smile on my face, because I am over the moon with the quality and content of this, my latest Primer.

The downloadable videos have been recorded in High Quality 800 by 600 MPEG-4 video files, and they will look sweet on your PC, Notebook, or even iPod…

As is usual, I have broken down the complex 2011 PM Body of Knowledge Syllabus in Easy Step-By-Step Bite Sized Chunks, so you can absorb the training at a time and place that suits you – no classroom cramming over an intensive 5 days away from the office (while you’re STILL spending the hotel evenings trying to run your project and the office!)

I’m pleased to put my name to this, my brand new PMP Primer, and it will help YOU enormously on your path to become a Project Management Professional.

 

Check it out HERE 

 

 

So How Do You Intend To Boost Your Project Management Career In 2011?

By growing your project management skills and experience in the workplace of course, but did you know that it’s your qualifications that play an increasingly important part in promotion opportunities or when applying for a new position? If you don’t want to miss out, you will want to read on for my vital and helpful information…

 

 

 

Now, I have given this serious thought too, and for that reason, I am hard at work developing a radical approach to helping the project management community, (and those who wish to move into that career) – a world-first on-line downloadable video training course to prepare for the PMI’s Project Management Professional exam…

Now, don’t just take my word for it, check out what PMI says on their website:

“PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMP® demonstrates that you have the experience, education and competency to successfully lead and direct projects.

This recognition is seen through increased marketability to employers and higher salary; according to the PMI Salary Survey – Sixth Edition, a PMP increases your salary up to 10% more than your non-credentialed colleagues and peers.”

Now, that is Good News – so you need to keep a close eye on my new PMP website, and watch out for my latest release date for my brand new PMP Primer. Oh yes, and I’ll be offering the first 100 copies at a rather special price – so CLICK HERE for details…

COMING SOON – The world’s first 100% online study aid for the PMP Exam.

As I write, I am close to completing my study material for the PMP exam and I’m really stoked as to how it is all coming….

Here are a few screen shots of the dynamic full-motion PowerPoint Slide set that the downloadable video Modules will be based against:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This will meet the full and latest syllabus when I release it at the end of January 2011

Keep an eye out on:

http://www.pm-primer.com

 

 

 

Late last night, as an awesome Thunder and Lightening storm swept through the Pego valley I was sitting out watching it bang and crash while trying to chart my new digital life.

dave litten diaryIt's been a week since Nick relaunched this Website and the concept of blogging, vlogging and just plain being active on-line is a new one. My mind is definitely working overtime with all the new ideas that Nick spent pressing home.

It's also something that is sometimes hard to focus on with so many other things to work on.  ;)

I'm hard at work developing the new PMP Primer product – for all Project Managers involved in the American based Project Management Institute arena (PMP certification) this is going to be a massive boost. I have power point presentations recorded, voice over and classroom lessons video now I just have to use some of Nicks cunning techniques to bring it all into one cohesive product.

I'm stoked!

Check out the countdown at http://www.pm-primer.com

However, Nick is insistent that I keep a regular blog and give you guys a regular update on what I'm working on… I guess the concept works as it focusses my brain every morning on todays goals and what I've achieved since my last blog. Video Logs are going to be a more and more active part of the site.

Check the polls and let me know which kind of blog you would rather watch: http://www.davelitten.com/poll/what-best-way-keep-diary

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