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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)

 

 

Funny thing computers, they start out as pristine towers of high-tech…and end up as a pile-of-files glory hole. It’s normally about this time that they start to slow down due to all the junk you’ve collected, and you start thinking about getting a new one…

So there I was a few days ago, trying to stop the rot by having a bit of a tidy up (aren’t those ‘duplicate file finder’ applications cool!). When I came across an old JPG that a delegate had taken of my PRINCE2 Roadmap while I was delivering one of my training seminars. Okay, so it was hand-drawn live and would not win any prizes for neatness, but delegates usually tell me later that it was one of the most useful and important sessions in the course.

So I’ve spent the last few hours making a proper PDF out of it, and added my talkthrough text – the result is quite a useful PRINCE2 preparation product. And you can have it for FREE!

Just hop on over to THIS link and fill in the form at the top left of my website.

Enjoy!

I remember that whenever I held a PRINCE2 training event, there were always cries of “you need to get my boss to attend”. By the end of the week I knew exactly what they meant. You see, senior managers also need to get savvy about providing direction to PRINCE2 projects, after all, it will make their lives (and their success) so much better!

A handful of PRINCE2 training companies do offer some form of project board briefing, usually for one day and at a cost of several hundred pounds. Not many folks get round to attending though – as I can testify to after some 15 years of delivering PRINCE2 live training seminars.

And you know, it’s not normally the money that stops senior managers – it’s the time. All that travel, staying in a hotel overnight, attending the event and travelling back. It knocks a big 2 day timechunk out of a busy exective’s agenda…

The foks at the Office of Government Commerce have even created a companion manual to the standard PRINCE2 – and called it “Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2″

But again, for the busy senior manager – it’s a bit of a dry and text-dense read…

So I’ve come to the rescue (sound the trumpets please….)

Hot off the press (I’m just doing the final rendering of the videos), I’ll be launching my Directing a Project Primer tomorrow, the 2 April 2011.

I’ve designed it as just 8 ‘easy to watch and listen’ video modules with an accompanying full colour workbook. You could watch the whole thing easily over a weekend with around 6 to 7 hours total viewing.

Reserve your copy now at my special ‘early bird’ price for the first 100 customers…

Go home Friday night as Clark Kent – arrive Monday morning as a Hero project director…

To check out the whole thing – CLICK HERE

At Last! For countless years I have been bombarded with requests to teach the skills of PRINCE2 Directing a Project to Project Board members. Two years ago the OGC brought out a new accompanying Manual to PRINCE2 – and called it ‘Directing Successful Projects with PRINCE2′.

So I finally did it. I have completed a brand new 8 Video and supporting Workbook based on the above book, and called it my Project Board Briefing Primer.

It’s aimed exclusively at those senior managers who are either already sitting on PRINCE2 Project Boards or will soon be in the near future. Even senior managers who need to focus on those parts of PRINCE2 that they wish to learn more about…

You see, senior managers are normally too busy running the organization to spare time attending training events – yet they are the folks that sponsor, underwrite, or sit on Project Boards for PRINCE2 projects. These folks NEED to know about PRINCE2 from the senior management helicopter viewpoint.

Well, they can rest up now, because I’ve created  a Step By Step 8 – Video downloadable Project Board Briefing Primer that can be watched and absorbed over just a weekend. You can watch and learn at your own time and pace.  

Imagine.

Leave work on a Friday night – and return on Monday morning confidently able to provide PRINCE2 Project Board Direction! 

Find out how YOU can learn the art and skills of a Project Board Member – CLICK HERE

Hi Everyone,

For those of you out there that have an interest in project management and PRINCE2 in particular…

I am writing a whole book-full of PRINCE2-related blog articles – starting yesterday! I will be adding one juicy article each day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m calling this series of blogs “PRINCE2 In Bite-Sized Chunks. Easily the sort of information you could swallow whole before breakfast each day!

The articles will be focused right down at activity level and will be a great source of free ‘how-to’ ideas for the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner student!

Right after I finish this blog, I will upload my third PRINCE2 In Bite-Sized Chunks blog – so keep an eye out for it….

 

For more information CLICK HERE

prince2 master class

I've just given birth….to my Brand New GOLD LIMITED EDITION PRINCE2 Primer. I've gone into full detail on the slides, ending up with 320 animated PowerPoint slides, which I used to record over 20 hours of step-by-step full motion video tutorial in the form of 16 Step-By-Step Modules..

There's no padding, no fill, just clear, concise tutorials on every corner of the new Manual. I leave no stone unturned. You get to understand and absorb PRINCE2 in easy bite-sized chunks, so when you turn up at your training course you are already fully prepared to take and pass the Foundation and Practitioner exams!

You also get a massive 200-question QUIZ based on the Foundation exam questions, and 20 in-depth exercises to test the students understanding of key PRINCE2 aspects. As before, I've created a Workbook for each of the Modules containing full colour graphics of every single slide.

But it gets better, you also get 21 Practitioner Exam questions and answers.

Get ahead of the queue – http://www.prince2primer.com   I know you're gonna like it….

Phew!!

Just got back to Spain from a hectic tour of Prince2 training events in the UK. There’s no doubt the wind of change is getting to companies and their professional staff.

 

There’s around a 16% drop in folks signing up for the usual £1000-plus Prince2 training courses (still keeping me busy though….not complaining!)

The key to keeping yourself marketable and in demand is flexibility, and having a good skills base.

Right now, there are hundreds of jobs and positions looking for Prince2 project management skills. But what to do if your company is cutting back on training?

The answer is, get the skills online…

When it comes to Prince2, the only way to get the Practitioner Accreditation is through an Accredited Training Organisation. BUT….

If you want to get the skills and knowledge for a fraction of the price — and get your hands on the Prince2 tutorial training material within minutes, then this link has the answer you’re looking for:

http://www.prince2primer.com

Plus, if you are going on an Accredited training course, AND want to pass – then the same link will get you ahead of the pack.

The Prince2 Primer is getting rave reviews right now – and there’s a special offer that you won’t want to refuse…..

Here’s that link again:

http://www.prince2primer.com

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