This 3-day Praxis Bridging course has been designed to help learners understand the Praxis Project and Programme Processes and how to apply and tailor the Praxis Management (P3M) functions and the interpersonal skills required of a P3 manager to the complexity of a given scenario. The Praxis Bridging course leads to the Praxis Practitioner exam.

The Praxis Framework covers a broad range of P3M functions, along with a selection of supporting tools, techniques and models. The course highlights the similarities and differences between Praxis and PRINCE2, MSP and APM Body of Knowledge. The content of the Praxis Bridging course is derived from the www.Praxisframework.org website and it is advised that learners spend some time before the course familiarising themselves with the layout of the website. The website is designed to provide ongoing support, before, during and after the training course.

Illustrating the quality of the Praxis Framework certifications, the Praxis Framework Bridging Course has been endorsed by the Australia's leading project management association (AIPM) and the Association for Project Management (APM) now recognises Praxis Framework as a route to becoming a Chartered Project Professional (ChPP). The Praxis route to ChPP is illustrated below – please contact us for more details on the steps after Praxis Framework Practitioner.

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Individuals MUST hold one or more of the following certifications to attend this course and sit the Praxis Practitioner exam, (these remove the need for learners to have passed the Praxis Foundation exam first):

  • PRINCE2 Foundation or Practitioner
  • APM Project Management Qualification (PMQ)
  • APM Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ)
  • MSP Foundation, Practitioner or Advanced Practitioner
  • PRINCE2 Agile
  • PM4SD Foundation or Practitioner
  • PMI Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • PMI Program Management Professional (PgMP)

Ideally, to attend this course learners should have:

  • pre-existing project management knowledge and experience (preferably as project manager or running run a key control function of a large-scale project)
  • experience in a responsible leadership position in a project or programme environment

OR Alternatively

  • Experience in project and programme related roles such as a Project Board Members, Business Change Managers, PMO administrator or similar.

Pre-course reading is an essential part of this course. It must be completed before attending the course as there will not be time to read it during the event itself. It consists of an introduction to the Praxis Framework, key models, tools and terminology, as well as a guide on navigating the Praxiswebsite (www.Praxisframework.org) and most importantly, links to a range of supporting resources, websites, templates, blogs and guidance notes to support both learning and application.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Candidates should be able to apply and understand how to tailor Praxis effectively to a project or programme within an organisational environment
  • 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
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Course Outline

On our course you will learn how to Understand the principles, approach, roles involved and application of the following topics throughout a P3M environment

  • Scope Management
  • Schedule Management
  • Finance Management
  • Risk Management
  • Change Management
  • Resource Management
  • Tailoring of Project and Programme Processes
  • Interpersonal skills including:
    • Communication
    • Conflict management
    • Delegation
    • Leadership
    • Influencing
    • Negotiation
    • Teamwork
  • Your course includes preparation for your examination. This includes undertaking mock examination questions, and answer reviews. Questions will also be set to be completed in the evening, and you can expect to spend approximately 1-2 hours per evening on this additional work. Please ensure you can dedicate time to this evening work.

The delivery style is very ‘participative’ and, as a result, learners will be encouraged to contribute their own experiences throughout the course. Case study scenarios will be used throughout, together with learners practical experience, to embed the learning and explore the practical application of the principles. Sample papers for examination preparation are also included.

Exam Format

The exam taken at the end of the Bridging Course is the Practitioner exam and will be sat on the afternoon of day 3. Some details about the examination:

  • Complex multiple-choice questions
  • 2½ hours duration
  • Scenario Based
  • Open book (only the Praxis Framework can be referred to)
  • 50% pass mark (40 marks out of 80)

Proof of identification

Photographic identification is required to sit your exam. Examples include:

  • Driving licence
  • Passport
  • Work Badge

You are required to show the invigilator your photographic identification – failure to do so will mean you will not be allowed to sit your exam

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  • Project Planning & Control
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