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The Praxis Framework launches from UK

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Project, programme and portfolio management knowledge, methodology, competence and maturity information provided in new web-based framework

1 May 2014 – London, UK – The Praxis Framework, a significant new development in the field of project, programme and portfolio (P3) management, has been launched from the UK. Praxis is the first framework to encompass knowledge, method, competence and maturity in a single, integrated and consistent package.

140501-pmwj22-Praxis-IMAGEUntil now practitioners have used bodies of knowledge, methodologies, competency frameworks and capability maturity models from different sources that use different taxonomies and terminologies.  This has meant that anyone wishing to use these guides to implement organisation-wide P3 management has had to map them to eliminate overlaps, fill gaps and remove incompatibilities.

Importantly, Praxis is also completely free and community driven. Users do not need to register to access its content and the aim is to evolve and enhance the framework through practitioner and user contributions.

The Praxis Framework has been created by Adrian Dooley, an Honorary Fellow of the Association for Project Management (APM) who has ensured that the framework is compatible with widely known guides such as the APM Body of Knowledge, PRINCE2® and ISO21500.

Adrian said “I think it is time that the basic principles of project, programme and portfolio management were available to the ‘wikipedia generation’. I hope that experienced practitioners will tailor the framework and offer their adapted material for inclusion in the framework, thus helping the next generation of P3 managers.”

Praxis is available at www.praxisframework.org.

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