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Perfecting projects, programmes and portfolios.

Fully optimise all aspects of project, programme and portfolio delivery with the free, community driven Praxis Framework.

Combining the four pillars of effective project delivery; Knowledge, Method, Competency and Capability – Praxis is the first framework to integrate projects, programmes and portfolios into a single guide.

By covering the full breadth of guidance needed for effective project management within a single framework – Praxis is the most efficient means of delivering projects and programmes.

Praxis Framework™

Enabling success:

  • Completely comprehensive – encompassing knowledge, method, competency and capability.
  • Maximum efficiency – negating the need to cross reference or translate between guides by using a common taxonomy and terminology across all areas. 
  • The only best practice guide that supports all elements of the UK Government’s Project Delivery Standard.
  • Community driven – Praxis practitioners are encouraged to actively share insights and suggest improvements to any page of the framework, which will be considered for inclusion.
  • Easily tailorable to any project context.
  • Continual development – the entire framework is available for free online, empowering you to undertake professional development wherever and whenever needed. 

The Praxis Framework Certifications

The Praxis Framework Certifications confirm you understand and can apply the framework to projects and programmes – ensuring they achieve optimal results.

You would need to take at least three separate project and programme management certifications to reach the breadth of guidance provided by Praxis.

The contents of these certifications often overlap - forcing you to study duplicated themes and terminologies, risk management for example is covered by many certifications.

Being completely comprehensive, Praxis removes repetition by covering all of the key areas – combining the value of three introductory certifications into a single one.   

Certify your ability to:

  • Deliver projects and programmes successfully utilising a comprehensive framework.
  • Perform as a highly responsive project or programme manager – able to implement the framework at any stage of delivery.
  • Understand project and programme functions plus the processes and documentation used to manage lifecycle phases.
  • Develop and maintain an effective project or programme delivery infrastructure in a decreased timescale.
  • Apply and tailor Praxis to your organisation by inserting your own process model, templates and content into the framework.
  • Understand the similarities and differences between Praxis and other prominent guides such as: PRINCE2, MSP and the APM Body of Knowledge.

Praxis Framework Foundation

Work effectively as part of any project or programme management team.

Project Management, Programme Management
Who is Praxis Framework Foundation for?
  • Practising project or programme managers.
  • Project or programme team members wishing to become managers.
  • Individuals interested in a career in project or programme management.
  • Individuals pursuing the Praxis Framework Practitioner certificate.
What are the key things you will learn?
  • Characteristics and context of a project and a programme and the benefits of effective project and programme management.
  • Purpose of the Praxis Framework, the project and programme roles, documents and functions, and their use in the Praxis process models.
  • Goals and activities within the Praxis Frameworks process models and how they interface.
  • Importance and goals of interpersonal skills in the project and programme environment, and their recognised models.
Exam format
  • 75 simple multiple-choice questions
  • 60 minutes duration
  • Closed book
  • 50% pass mark (38 marks out of 75).

Praxis Framework Practitioner

Learn to apply and tailor the Praxis Framework to your organisation’s projects or programmes.

Project Management, Programme Management
What is required?
  • The Praxis Framework Foundation certificate.
Who is Praxis Framework Practitioner for?
  • Practising project or programme managers.
  • Business Change Managers.
  • Administrative Support, (for example e.g. Project and Programme Office personnel).
What are the key things you will learn?
  • The relationships between the roles, documents, functions, techniques and processes.
  • How to apply the roles, functions, techniques and processes to a project and programme scenario.
  • How to create and assess project and programme documents for a given scenario.
Exam format
  • Complex multiple-choice questions
  • 2 ½ hours duration
  • Open book (only the Praxis Framework can be referred to)
  • 50% pass mark (40 marks out of 80).

Bridging Course

Get Practitioner certified by bridging your existing framework certifications. *

Project Management, Programme Management
Why the Bridging Course?

The Bridging Course is an alternative route to becoming a Praxis Framework Practitioner - without the need to be Praxis Framework Foundation certified.

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.

*What is required?
  • 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.
  • PMP®
  • PgMP®
What are the key things you will learn?
  • How to apply and tailor the Praxis Framework Management (P3M) functions and the interpersonal skills required of a project or programme manager to the complexity of a given scenario.
  • The similarities and differences between the Praxis Framework and PRINCE2®, MSP® and APM BoK.
Exam format
  • Complex multiple-choice questions
  • 2 ½ hours duration
  • Open book (only the Praxis Framework can be referred to)
  • 50% pass mark (40 marks out of 80).

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FAQs

What is the Praxis Framework?

Praxis is a free Project, Programme and Portfolio Management Framework, available at www.praxisframework.org.

How can I study for the Praxis Framework examinations?

You can attend a training course with one of APMG's Accredited Training Organizations (ATOs). ATOs can be found by clicking 'Find a training provider' and choosing your desired Praxis Framework certification level.

If you prefer to self-study - you can support your studies by purchasing the Praxis Framework text from APMG Business Books and then book a self-study exam when you are ready.

Do I have to receive training to sit the exam?

Training is recommended but you can self-study by purchasing the Praxis Framework self-study text - or by using the Praxis Framework website. You can then book a self-study exam at a date that suits you.

How do I sit an exam?

Accredited Training Organizations (ATOs) usually include the examinations as part of their training course – please check with your ATO before booking.

For those who self-study - exams can be taken online from your home or workplace. Book a self-study exam here.

What are the main publications for the Praxis Framework and where do I purchase them?

The entire Praxis Framework is available for free online at www.praxisframework.org. If preferred, it is also available in print form from APMG Business Books.

What languages is the Praxis Framework exam available in?

Praxis Framework exams are currently available in English. Second language English speakers are allowed extra time to complete the exam - i.e. Foundation exam candidates recieve an additional 15 mintues, while Practitioner exam candidates recieve an additional 40 minutes to complete the exam.

Are there any pre-requisites for the Praxis Framework examinations?

There is no pre-requisite for the foundation exam. You must achieve a 50% pass mark at foundation level before you can complete the practitioner level.

The Bridging Course is aimed at people who hold the following certifications - but require additional knowledge:

  • a Foundation, Practitioner or Professional certification in PRINCE2,
  • a Foundation, Practitioner or Advanced Practitioner in MSP, PRINCE2 Agile or the APM PFQ or PMQ (or IPMA Level D or equivalent)
  • PM4SD™
  • PMP®
  • PgMP®.

The Praxis Bridging Course is designed to fill the gap(s) in candidates understanding, which will vary depending on their certification, and explain the key differences and similarities, where they exist, between Praxis and these project and programme guides.

When can I expect the results of my Praxis Framework examinations?

Foundation exams can be marked on location post exam and a provisional result given, but this is down to the discretion of the training provider. Practitioner and Bridging Course exams are marked at APMG International offices. 

Formal confirmation of your exam result will be issued within 5 days of APMG receiving your exam paper for marking. Results may be sent to your training provider first, and they will be responsible for issuing the formal confirmation of your results. If you self-study, you will receive the results directly from APMG approximately 5 days after sitting your exam.

How does my organization become a Praxis Framework Accredited Training Organization (ATO)?

To become accredited please click the 'Deliver training' button on the Praxis Framework product page - or contact your local APMG office. If you have existing APMG accreditation, you can apply to extend scope and will have a short assessment process to add Praxis to your portfolio.

How do I become a Praxis Framework approved trainer?

To become an accredited Praxis Framework trainer, you will need to be ‘sponsored’ by a Praxis Framework Accredited Training Organisation (ATO). Your trainer application will then be submitted to APMG by your sponsoring ATO.

What are the main differences between the Praxis Framework and other Project, Programme or Portfolio Management best practice guides?

There are numerous best practice guides available, but none that look at all the areas needed to effectively deliver a project or programme - Knowledge, Method, Competency and Capability. Praxis encompasses all the elements needed to deliver a successful project or programme, all in one framework. It is also the first framework to integrate projects, programmes and portfolios.

What is the format of the Praxis exams?

Foundation exam:
•    75 simple multiple-choice questions
•    60 minutes duration
•    Closed book
•    50% pass mark (38 marks out of 75)

Practitioner and Bridging Course exam:
•    Complex multiple-choice questions
•    2 ½ hours duration
•    Open book (only the Praxis Framework can be referred to)
•    50% pass mark (40 marks out of 80)

How long are the Praxis certifications valid for?

The Praxis certifications do not expire.

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