7 September 2022
Ibis Styles London Southwalk, 43-47 Southwark Bridge Rd, London SE1 9HH
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Breaking down barriers to implementation of good practice

Evidence shows that a lot of project delivery failure is due to well-established good practice not being implemented. The mission of the Praxis Framework is to break down the barriers to implementation and provide tools that ensure good practice is embedded in organisations and success rates increased.

The Praxis Framework is a community driven project, programme and portfolio management framework that is freely available on-line at

The presentation will start off by looking at ‘Cobb’s Paradox’: “We know why projects fail, we know how to prevent their failure – so why do they still fail?”

It will support this premise with extracts from a database of 1,300 lessons learned obtained under Freedom of Information and reference to the history of surveys of “Why projects fail”.

The main part of the presentation will look at the barriers to the implementation of good practice such as “Monday Morning Syndrome” and then go on to describe the practical content and tools now available to make good practice a habit within any organisation.


Adrian Dooley, Founder and Lead Author of the Praxis Framework and APM Honorary Fellow. 

Adrian Dooley has had a 44 year career in project management. He has served on the Council of the APM as Head of Professional Development and was the lead author of the 6th Edition Body of Knowledge. He is a non-executive Director of APMG-International, was a founder of the first independent project management magazine and ran a training and consultancy company for 25 years.

Adrian has consulted with many of the UK’s largest companies and gained an insight into the barriers that stop organisations implementing good practice. He is now the lead author of the Praxis Framework that seeks to break down those barriers and make a real difference to project delivery worldwide.


18:00: Registration, refreshments and networking
18:30: Presentation
20:00: Buffet, refreshments and networking
20:30: Close

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This event is suitable for professionals with any level of experience. 


APM Body of Knowledge 7th edition reference

Section Description
3.3.6 Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

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