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APMG Praxis Framework Foundation & Practitioner

Cut out the middle man – get your bearings in the main functions and processes involved in project and programme management, before learning how to apply these practically in a working environment.

The Praxis Framework™ is a combination of four types of best practice guidance; Knowledge, Method, Competency and Capability and is the first free framework to integrate projects, programmes and portfolios in a single guide. Praxis Foundation equips you with an understanding of project and programme functions and the processes and documentation used to manage lifecycle phases. It will enable you to work effectively as part of any project or programme management team. The purpose of the Practitioner qualification is to confirm whether the candidate has achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor Praxis in a scenario situation.

This is an intensive five-day course that includes the following:

  • All accompanying course material
  • The official Praxis Framework handbook
  • The cost of the Praxis Framework Foundation and Practitioner examination

Target audience

This course would appeal to

  • 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

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Learning Objectives

By the end of this course you will:

  • 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
  • Recognise and understand the goals and activities within the Praxis process models and how they interface
  • Understand the importance and goals of interpersonal skills in the P3 environment, and their recognised models
  • 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
  • Understand the relationships between the roles, documents, functions, techniques and processes

Pre-Requisites

There are no formal pre-requisites required to attend this course.

Course Content

This course covers the following modules:

  • Introduction to the Praxis Framework
  • Characteristics of project, programme and portfolio management
  • Lifecycle management
  • Sponsorship
  • Knowledge management
  • Capability and maturity
  • Organisation management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Business case management
  • Governance and delivery planning
  • Control
  • Assurance
  • Information management
  • Scope management
  • Schedule management
  • Finance management
  • Risk management
  • Change management 
  • Resource management
  • Project and programme processes
  • Interpersonal skills

Exams & Certification

Exam format

Foundation

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

Practitioner

  • 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)

Pre-Reading

There is mandatory pre-course work that must be undertaken prior to attending this course. It is expected that it will take a minimum of six hours to complete. You will be sent full instructions with your joining instructions approximately three weeks prior to the event. In addition, whilst attending the course there will also be some exam preparation evening work.

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