Comparative Glossary available from Praxis in UK



New glossary compares project management definitions in PMBOK Guide, PRINCE2 and ISO21500 standard

9 September 2014 – London, UK – A very good comparative glossary of project, programme and portfolio management (P3M) terms is now available through The Praxis Framework in the UK. Praxis encompasses knowledge, methodology, competence and maturity in a single, integrated and consistent package

150909-pmwj38-Praxis-LOGOPraxis 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 and the new glossary have been created by Adrian Dooley, a well-known project management expert and Honorary Fellow of the Association for Project Management (APM)

According to Adrian this month: “We are still working at making basic P3M material more open and accessible, and also pushing the idea that all P3M guides say pretty much the same thing but using different taxonomies and terminology. I’m trying to dispel the view that you should be in one camp or the other – often with attitudes that border on religious zeal. To that end I have produced a comparative glossary. As well as being a conventional glossary of terms it also relates the terminology (including processes) from guides such as the PMBoK, PRINCE2 and ISO21500. We’ll be adding more guides on a regular basis.

Until 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. Praxis is available at http://www.praxisframework.org/

As with all things in Praxis the glossary is covered by Creative Commons and can be downloaded free at http://www.praxisframework.org/resource-pages/praxis-glossary

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