PROJECT in a box were among the first to see just how useful the Praxis Framework could become. Armed with that insight we created the method template and made it freely available via CE. That was the first Praxis related product but in the years since it has really blossomed. So we thought we would take another look.
Therefore lets start with the basics and a definition:
Praxis is the process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted, embodied, or realized. “Praxis” may also refer to the act of engaging, applying, exercising, realizing, or practising ideas.” – wikepedia
So here we can see what this framework is all about. It is far more than about learning an approach to project delivery. Rather all about the totality of making it happen. We like this ambition and of course we really like that it is free!
The Praxis framework is a one stop shop
The framework consists of four sections with it’s core material. These are:
- Body of knowledge
- Competency framework
- Capability maturity model
With so many well known, widely used and successful PM resources out there already, why another? In truth all the existing resources are great in one area or another but lack broad coverage. There have been lots of mapping exercises, showing how PMBoK ties to PRINCE2 etc, but nothing fully integrated. It is in providing that total coverage that the Praxis framwork does something special.
Rather than having imperial spanners, metric ratchets, Philips head screwdrivers and flat head screws you have a single unified toolbox. What is more all of this is provided free so it is easy for an organisation to adopt it. Since we included a ‘Praxis light’ method in our standard set of methods we provide for free we have had some good feedback from users. Trainers and consultants also tell us that it has worked well in scale implementations. The competency framework in particular, which is an oft poorly addressed area in many organisation’s approach.
The core areas are supported by a Library of materials and tools to help you succeed. Of which, of course the PROJECT in a box method template, CE and Planner are a part. We share with Praxis that view that free resources to help people get started ultimately help us all.
Your next steps with the Praxis Framework?
If you like the sound of this, and frankly why wouldn’t you? then you need to know what is next.
If you already have Community Edition then it is likely you already have the framework, just go to create new project select Praxis Framework and off you go. You can Community edition including Praxis and much more by signing up here.
To dive fully in please go to the framework website where you will find all the resources you need to make a success of your projects, programmes and portfolios.