Praxis is the only framework to encompass all the elements needed to deliver a successful project. As it uses a common taxonomy and terminology across all elements, there is no need to cross reference or translate between guides.
The praxis framework is organised into five areas. These are;
- Knowledge, which describes what project managers need to know in order to manage a project. Many of these were already familiar to project managers including stakeholder management, risk management, cost management and scheduling.
- Processes, which define step-by-step approaches to project management tasks such as defining the budget or preparing the project management plan. This section also includes template documentation such as the business case, risk registers and change control forms.
- The third part the competency framework, which can help identify how competence gaps in applying the knowledge and processes described above. This is very helpful in identifying those parts of project management individuals need to develop.
- Fourth part is an organisational maturity model, which looks at how well project management is applied across the organisation at a programme, portfolio or project level. This is helpful for organisations trying to understand where organisations need to target their development efforts.
- The final section is a library, which contains a comprehensive description of the models tools and techniques used in project management.
The Bridging course is a good option for those already certified in other frameworks like PRINCE2® or PFQ. The Bridging course concludes with the Practitioner exam - so by successfully completing the course you will become Praxis Framework Practitioner certified.
Included in the price of this course is a copy of the APM Praxis Framework Manual and the Praxis Framework Practitioner examination fee.
The Bridging course is for those who have previously undertaken training and would prefer to use a more integrated framework going forward. The course covers the similarities and differences between Praxis and other prominent frameworks; PRINCE2 and MSP - as well as the APM qualifications, PFQ and PMQ.
The Bridging course is an alternative route to becoming a Praxis Framework Practitioner - without the need to be Praxis Framework Foundation certified.
Please be advised that additional evening work will be required in the form of consolidation reading and mock examination questions. The evening work is an integral part of the course and delegates should expect to spend approximately two hours on these activities each evening. The evening work is aimed at helping effective preparation for the examination.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Understand the framework to projects and programmes –creating an environment for the achievement of optimal results.
- Understand the overlap between P3 environments. The similarities and differences between the Praxis Framework and PRINCE2®, MSP® and APM BoK.
- Apply and tailor the Praxis Framework Management (P3M) functions.
- Apply and tailor the interpersonal skills required of a project or programme manager to the complexity of a given scenario.
The course will cover the following syllabus areas:
- The Praxis Framework – looking at the overlaps
- Praxis Project and Programme Processes
- Financial and Cost/Budget Management
- Earned Value Management
- Investment Appraisal
- Integrative Management
- Organisation Management
- Stakeholder Management
- Lifecycle management
- P3M Process Management
- Identification and Sponsorship Processes
- Definition Process
- Delivery Process
- Boundaries Process
- Development Process
- Closure Process
- Benefits Realisation Process
- Schedule Management
- How the appropriate the schedule management is being applied
- Risk Management
- The identification and analysis of the risk management function
Key exam information:
- Complex multiple-choice questions based on a scenario
- 4 questions per paper
- 2.5 (150 min) hours duration
- Open book (only the Praxis Framework can be referred to)
- 50% pass mark (40 marks out of 80).
In order to attend this event you must hold one of the following Accreditations:
- PRINCE2® Foundation or Practitioner Certificate
- MSP® Foundation, Practitioner or Advanced Practitioner Certificate
- APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) Certificate
- APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ) Certificate
- PRINCE2 Agile® Practitioner Certificate
- PM4SD™ Foundation or Practitioner Certificate.
Delegates are required to provide proof of passing the accreditations used as the basis of their application to attend the event.