Student research

APM is keen to support all students at all levels regarding their research into the management of projects. Our research department encourages students to submit their surveys and would like to see the project management community becoming involved by completing the surveys, if applicable, and answering questions which will assist students in their studies.

Your input will help to develop the knowledge base of project management and drive the profession forward.

Take part in research

Why not have your say and give your opinions on the latest project and programme management techniques by taking part in research projects from students and the wider project management community. 

List of current research by students:

The following is a list of current and recent requests from students for assistance and contributions to aid their research activities. Please note that some of these are date sensitive.

Identify the key strategic planning characteristics that impact project maturity.

Background:

The research aim is discovering the relatively important characteristics that influence the maturity level of project management and the project success.

Requirements:

Anyone works in an organization for at least three months as well as works in a project as the project team leader or member is the target participants.

Closing date:

31 August 2017

Take the survey

MSc dissertation into the potential applications of Blockchain and Internet-of-Things technology to Project Management.

Background:

The research is investigating potential applications for two new technologies; Blockchain and Internet-of-Things to the Project Management profession. The aim is to create a framework which can be used to help project managers implement and make use of these technologies to resolve issues they have.

Requirements:

Anyone who works in project management, no need for any understanding regarding the technology as my questions focus on trust, contractor management, process monitoring and systems-implementation.

Closing date:

31 August 2017

Take the survey

Research Study on Decision Support Projects and Organisational Performance

Synopsis

The aim of this survey is to understand the success criteria for decision support projects and what influences the performance of those projects. Specifically, we are interested in projects that develop/implement computer systems such as decision support systems, business intelligence, analytics, or big data systems that provide for the extensive use of data, statistical and quantitative analysis, explanatory and predictive models, visualisation, and fact-based management to drive decisions and actions

Requirement

For that, we need project managers, agile coaches, project team members, and sponsors that participated in a decision support project such as business intelligence, analytics, or big data since 2002 to take our survey.

Take the survey

The study is in-depth and detailed to gain real insights so it has taken people between 15 and 30 minutes to complete. You can stop at any question and resume the survey at a later time by clicking on the link in this email.

Each participant is entitled to a free download of an ePub or Kindle version of the book “Going Agile Project Management Practice Second Edition” (worth 32 USD on Amazon). Thus, there is an immediate benefit for your participation.

Target audience

Program Managers, Project Managers, Agile Coaches, Project Team Members, Project Sponsors

Closing date

27-Oct-2017

Project Management Empowerment

Synopsis

I am conducting a research study on the viability of a project management empowerment model to help senior management delegate project decision-making authority to project managers. I am completing this research as part of my doctoral degree and I respectfully request your participation and that of your members to further the practice of project management. The expected duration of the survey is targeted for under 30 minutes. I have provided the survey link and how to contact me in case of any questions below.

Requirement

Take the survey

Target audience

Senior Managers and decision makers

Closing date

16/12/2017

Promote your research

APM members can promote their existing research to encourage participants by uploading a short summary, research link, end of survey closing date and membership number, if applicable, to the form below.

To share research outputs which may benefit the wider community please get in touch with the research manager, Daniel Nicholls: daniel.nicholls@apm.org.uk.

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