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The Praxis Framework provides guidance on the knowledge, processes, competencies and capability maturity required to manage projects, programmes and portfolios in any environment. This is a combined Foundation and Practitioner level course which is divided into two modules: One, a 3-day Foundation level which provides students with a solid understanding of the procedures, tools and techniques within the management functions of the Praxis framework. The second, a 2-day Practitioner level is to confirm whether the candidate has achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor Praxis in a scenario situation.
Professional Development Units (PDUs) 35.
This qualification is aimed at current and aspiring project and programme managers. It is also relevant to other key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of projects, programmes and portfolios including: Project Board members (e.g. Senior Responsible Owners), Programme Sponsors, Business Change Managers, Team Managers (e.g. Product Delivery Managers), Project and Programme Assurance (e.g. Business Change Analysts), Administrative Support (e.g. Project and Programme Office personnel) and operational line managers/staff.
Students will be required to complete pre-course reading prior to their attendance to ensure that they are prepared for the Practitioner exam on the Friday. Whilst attending the course students should also be prepared to complete evening work. The Foundation qualification is also a pre-requisite for the Practitioner qualification. Students should receive their courseware two weeks prior to the start date of the course. It is therefore encouraged that students read, and familiarize themselves with, the Praxis official course manual prior to the start of the course. The Foundation exam is scheduled to take place on the Wednesday and the Practitioner on the Friday.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Understand the characteristics and context of a project and a programme and the benefits of effective P3 management.
- Understand the purpose of the Praxis framework, the P3 roles, documents and functions, and their use in the Praxis process models.
- Understand the goals and activities within the Praxis process models and how they interface.
- Understand the relationships between the roles, documents, functions, techniques and processes.
- Be able to apply the roles, functions, techniques and processes to a P3 scenario.
- Be able to create and assess P3 documents for a given scenario.
Praxis is a free, community driven framework which can help individuals and organisations realise the intended benefits of projects, programmes and portfolios – keeping stakeholders happy.
Enabling Success: An entirely free framework. Templates, articles, a 360° capability maturity assessment tool, a glossary of project management terminology and much more is available at available at www.praxisframework.org.Praxis is an integrated framework, encompassing knowledge, method, competency and a capability maturity model. 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™ recognises one size does not fit all and can be easily tailored. The framework is community driven, practitioners can suggest improvements or extensions to any page and these will be considered for inclusion.
These features result in greater efficiency in the adoption and implementation of good practice – reducing training and operating costs and decreasing the time needed to implement effective project management.
Certify your Ability to: Deliver projects and programmes successfully using this innovative framework. Understand project and programme functions and the processes and documentation used to manage lifecycle phases.
Develop and maintain an effective project delivery infrastructure in a decreased timescale. Apply and tailor Praxis to your organisation.
Understand the similarities and differences between Praxis and other prominent frameworks; PRINCE2 and MSP – as well as the APM qualifications, PFQ and PMQ. Continually develop; as the entire framework is openly available on the internet, you are empowered to undertake continual professional development whenever needed.
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