Welcome to the Praxis Framework

a free framework for the management of projects, programmes and portfolios

Praxis integrates a body of knowledge, methodology, competency framework and capability maturity model
into a single consistent framework. It also contains tools and resources designed to help individuals, teams and
organisations improve their effectiveness and efficiency in delivering projects, programmes and portfolios.


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  • Free

    Praxis is entirely free to use under the terms of the Creative Commons licence. You may adapt and use the Praxis Framework for your own purposes as long as you acknowledge its source. You must also make your work available to others free of royalties. Ideally, your contribution will be incorporated into this web site for the benefit of others.

  • Integrated

    Praxis brings together a body of knowledge, methodology, competence framework and capability maturity model in a single integrated framework with a single structure and terminology. No more need for mapping and translation between different guides.

  • Practical

    There is no such thing as a typical project, programme or portfolio and Praxis is not prescriptive in the way its components are applied. The framework is designed to provide building blocks that can be tailored and assembled to suit all manner of different contexts.

  • Community driven

    Most project, programme and portfolio management guides are updated by panels of experts every few years. Our aim with Praxis is to update and extend the framework and library on a continuous basis. As our users provide adaptations and lessons learned, we will incorporate these into the framework. Check our news feed on this page and follow us on Twitter to keep up to date.

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Praxis Pathway

Praxis Pathway infographic
Our primary objective at Praxis Framework is to break down the barriers to implementing good practice in project, programme and portfolio management. Our paths for individuals, teams and organisations combine to form the Praxis Pathway.

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Praxis Framework book


The Praxis Framework book

The Praxis Framework book is published by The Stationery Office and may be purchased from the TSO web site.


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Latest News

Keeping you informed

  • New Critical path videos
    06 Jan 2024
    Two new videos have just been added to our growing video section. The first covers the basics of Critical Path Analysis. Over time we will add more videos that build on this basic... read article
  • Cost of change
    16 Dec 2023
    Our latest video 'Cost of change', looks at one of the key enablers of agility in the management of... read article
  • New encyclopaedia video
    27 Nov 2023
    This video is a brief tour of Kotter's 8-step model for change management, via a quick look at Lewin's... read article
  • Praxis Local in Portuguese
    22 Nov 2023
    Praxis Local is now available in Brazilian Portuguese. Many thanks to Ernani Marques for all his work to complete this new version.O Praxis Local agora está disponível em... read article

Blog

Blogs and Articles

  • Leadership, why develop it?Leadership, rather than simply management, is what the sponsors of change seek from those who they entrust with their programmes and... read article
  • Commitments as a leaderMany models exist which aim to describe leadership. These can include a description of the practices, competencies, characteristics, traits and behaviours. Each looks at leadership... read article
  • Problems with probabilityRisk is defined in two dimensions: uncertainty and effect on objectives. It is common to use the terms “probability” and “impact” to describe these two dimensions, and... read article
  • Sensitivity analysis in resource scheduling How sensitive are your project resources? I'm not asking whether your team members cried at their best friends wedding, I'm asking if you know how different resources affect your... read article
  • Focused risk communicationCommunication is a two-way process, involving both send and receive. I may think I am sending a clear message to you as I write this note, but unless you receive it and understand... read article