Managing Successful Programmes® Foundation & Practitioner

If you or any of your programme directors, managers or support staff are looking for an opportunity to upskill and improve the success of your programmes, here’s your chance.

From March 12th – March 16th we will be offering our Managing Successful Programmes Certification Course. Managing Successful Programmes (MSP)® is a proven framework which will allow you to successfully deliver change through the application of programme management. The use of programme management is increasingly recognised as a key enabler for organisations to manage change. MSP is being used and adopted more and more within both public and private sectors. MSP will run from Monday 12th March 9:00am to Friday 16th March 5:00pm in Wellington.

Our Managing Successful Programmes® Certification programme is priced as follows:

  • MSP Foundation – $2195 plus GST
    3 day course inc. exam & official MSP Manual
  • MSP Foundation and Practitioner – $3295 plus GST
    5 day course inc. exam & official MSP Manual
  • MSP Practitioner only – $1795 plus GST (contact us for this option)
    2 day course inc. exam

If you have any questions about the course or wish to book, please contact us on 04 495 9100 or email us at

Last Chance to Enrol

This week is your last chance to enrol in our Certificate in Project Administration and Certificate in Project Coordination. These courses will equip you with the skills, techniques and knowledge to help take your career forward.

These certifications both begin with our Project Management Skills and Knowledge course on the 12/13 of February and registration closes on Friday the 9th of February so get in quick. These courses will all be held in central Wellington.

Certificate in Project Administration
4 Days
$2,449.00 plus GST

12/13 February: Project Management Skills and Knowledge

19 February: People Skills

30 March: Managing Multiple Priorities


Certificate in Project Coordination
8 Days
$4,095.00 plus GST

12/13 February: Project Management Skills and Knowledge

19 February: People Skills

5 March: Project Coordination Skills

30 March: Managing Multiple Priorities

11 April: Project Planning and Control

17/18 April: Microsoft Project


To register please email Registrations for Project Management Skills and Knowledge close on the 9th of February.

Praxis Framework Webinar 18 Jan 2018. 4 – 5pm

During this session several project and programme management experts, will provide an overview of the Praxis Framework and discuss

  • The integrated nature of the framework and how it encompasses knowledge, method, competency and a capability maturity model.
  • An introduction on how to navigate the website.
  • The key differences between the Praxis Framework and alternative best practice guides.
  • How to obtain a Praxis Framework Certification.

The webinar will include a 15-minute opportunity for the audience to ask questions to our panelists.

Register here

Introducing to Praxis Framework™

The first framework to integrate projects, programmes and portfolios (P3). Praxis is a free, community driven framework which can help you and your organisation realise the intended benefits of P3 management.

You would need to take at least three separate project or programme management certifications to equal the breadth of guidance covered in a Praxis Course. Contents of certifications often overlap – forcing you to study duplicated themes and terminologies, risk management for example is covered by many certifications. Being completely comprehensive, the Praxis Framework removes repetition by covering all the key areas – combining the value of three introductory certifications into one.

Want to build on your knowledge of best practice? Not be told your previous training is irrelevant? The Praxis Framework Certifications combine and build on existing best practice. Find more here.


Holiday Close Down Period

From the 22nd of December to the 8th of January Project Plus will be taking a break as our team head off on holidays. We hope you all have a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and enjoy some time in the sun. We look forward to another busy year of training, resourcing and consulting in 2018 and to working with you all.

Praxis Framework

What is the Praxis Framework?
Praxis is an entirely free, community driven, open source framework which can help organisations realise the intended benefits of projects, programmes and portfolios. The Praxis Framework™ is a combination of four types of best practice guidance; Knowledge, Method, Competency and Capability and is the first framework to integrate projects, programmes and portfolios in a single guide.

What are the benefits of Praxis?
Praxis is available on the Internet, making it easily accessible.
The Praxis Framework recognises one size does not fit all and can be easily tailored. Organisations can insert their own process model, templates and content into the framework.
The framework is community driven, users can suggest improvements or extensions to any page and these will be considered for inclusion.
Praxis is supported by a wealth of free resources. An encyclopaedia of tools and techniques, templates, articles, a 360° capability maturity assessment tool, a glossary of project management terminology and much more is available on the Praxis website.

Praxis Framework Certifications
Enhance your knowledge, ensure you are using the framework effectively or simply assess your capability with the Praxis Certifications. The certifications currently available are:
• Foundation: Praxis Foundation equips you with an understanding of project and programme functions – in addition to the processes and documentation used to manage lifecycle phases. Foundation enables you to work effectively as part of any project or programme management team. It is a pre-requisite for the Practitioner qualification.
• Practitioner: Praxis Practitioner builds on the understanding developed at Foundation level, providing you with the knowledge to apply and tailor Praxis to your organisation’s projects or programmes.
• Bridging Course: The Bridging Course is for those who have previously undertaken project and programme training and would prefer to use a more integrated framework going forward. The course covers the similarities and differences between Praxis and other prominent frameworks; PRINCE2 and MSP – as well as the APM qualifications, PFQ and PMQ.

Project Plus PMO of the Year 2017 – Foodstuffs North Island

The winner of the 2017 Project Plus PMO of the Year Award is Foodstuffs North Island. The award was announced and presented at the PMINZ Annual Conference which was held in Christchurch on 21 September. This followed a detailed evaluation by an independent panel of judges.

The PMO at Foodstuffs, North Island, has increased the success of their company’s projects and programmes. The PMO is the custodian of the strategic agenda of Foodstuffs and supports the execution of Foodstuffs’ strategy by increasing the visibility of their project portfolio, by effective prioritisation and by enabling robust decision making around their investments. They are accountable.

The Project Management Office (PMO) of the Year award recognises a Project, Programme or Portfolio Management Office that has increased the success of their organisation’s projects or programmes.

This year the three finalists were ACC, Foodstuffs North Island and Safe Roads PMO, NZTA.

Project Plus has already signed up to be the sponsor of the 2018 PMO of the Year Award. We have sponsored this award since it’s inception five years ago.

The PMINZ Annual Conference is the highlight of the year for project professional in New Zealand. In 2018 the conference will be held in Auckland.

More about the PRINCE2 2017 refresh