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 Project Management … 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 Project Management 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 Project Management 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!
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
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 Project Management 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 Project Management 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.
Better yet, I found out how to use my project management skills to give me a financially independent lifestyle and do what I always wanted – to run my own show and never work for a boss again…
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.
I have developed a wide range of project-related streaming video training products under the MASTERCLASS 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.
The Masterclass Range
Founded way back in 1997, I also 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, streaming videos with clear and structured supporting documentation has been my objective since the year 1999. I call these Masterclasses – want To Own One?
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!
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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.
So How Do You Intend To Boost Your Project Management Career In 2011?
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:
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.
It'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.
Check out the countdown at https://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: https://www.davelitten.com/poll/what-best-way-keep-diary