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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.

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.

Understanding successful sustainability incorporation in business

Synopsis

This questionnaire is designed to gain a better understanding into how organisations approach incorporating sustainability into their business objectives, processes and projects. It is aimed to be completed by project managers/management employees with the relevant knowledge and responsibilities to identify how successful sustainability incorporation is achieved. The results collected form this survey will be analysed and used in a Masters thesis for Manchester Metropolitan University. All respondents will be kept anonymous and only contacted for further information if agreed to take part in the next research stage.

Requirement

Please complete the survey using the following link.

Take the survey

Closing date

The survey will close on the 6th August 2018.

Testing of the critical factors that influence project management success in agile projects

Synopsis

This research is part of a master thesis with its topic being 'An Investigation of the Critical Factors that Influence Project Management Success in Agile Projects'.
As those critical factors have been identified in the literature and combined into a conceptual model, the purpose of this survey is to test whether those factors actually seem to influence Project Management Success in Agile Projects.

This survey is anonymous and the results will only be used for this master thesis. Completing this survey will take about 15 minutes. You can stop filling in this questionnaire at any time if you wish to.

In case you wish to receive more information about this research, you can contact me via email: katharina.linka@postgrad.plymouth.ac.uk.

Requirement

To access the survey, please open the following link and you will directly be forwarded to the start of the survey.

Take the survey

Target audience

PM professionals that are involved in agile projects

Closing date

The survey will close on the 16th July 2018.

MSc Dissertation - Improving sustainability in (HVAC) construction using embedded virtual reality

Synopsis

I want to explore the reality of implementing Virtual Reality (VR) in sustainable HVAC construction

Research objectives:

1. Identification of the driving forces to successful implementation
2. Identification of the risks to successful implementation
3. Identification of the barriers to project success
4. Potential geopolitical competitive risks and cultural flexibility VR offers

Requirement

• A familiarity of using VR ideally in projects
• Team members involved in project and construction
• Managers with at least one year post qualifying experience
• BIM managers working on construction and HVAC projects

Take the survey

Target audience

Project managers and teams involved in construction

Closing date

The survey will close on the 15th August 2018.

What are the critical factors organisations should consider when choosing PMBOK guide or PRINCE2 methodology for project management?

Synopsis

This research is trying to find out what critical factors organisations put into considerations when choosing a project management methodology for managing their projects. I have assumptions that the choice of the methodology employed could be based on the cost of the project, size of the project, company policy on project management and so on. The survey takes approximately 3 to 4 minutes to complete. 

Take the survey

Target audience

Project and project managers, project sponsors, project executive and project consultant

Closing date

The survey will close on the 15th July 2018.

 

MSc Dissertation - Increasing collaboration in UK construction engineering projects by advanced collaborative tools

Synopsis

This project is researched by Zhikai who is a master student in WMG in University of Warwick. The research mainly is relevant to the principle of collaboration among stakeholders in UK AEC industry, existing collaborative tools and Gamification. Participants can response questions based on their own basic perceptions toward these concepts in that this is a basic research to study how these collaborative tools could help in increasing collaboration. All the responses will be absolutely confidential and according to relevant rules.

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Target audience

Employees (stakeholders) who get relevant working experience in UK AEC (Architecture, Engineering and construction) industry.

Closing date

The survey will close on the 15th July 2018.

 

Critical factors affecting schedule performance in construction projects

The focus of this research centres on the critical factors affecting schedule performance in construction projects and would like to suggest some strategies to improve project performance.

This survey is anonymous and the results will only be used for this master dissertation. Completing this survey will take about 20 minutes. You can stop filling in this questionnaire at any time if you wish to. In case you wish to receive more information about this research, you can contact me via email: akpome@hotmail.com

Target audience
Project Management Professionals that are involved in construction projects.


Closing date
30th July 2018


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Sustainability as another critical success criteria that can impact project success?

Project success in project management is traditionally been measured and defined by the use of the iron triangle which includes time, cost and quality (performance). Therefore my research involves further consideration in initiating sustainability as another critical success criteria that can impact project success. 

This survey hopes to explore the perspective of project and business managers in United Kingdom.

Closing date
15th July 2018

Take the survey

Promote your research

APM members can promote their existing research to encourage participants by completing the form below, including your research link, end of survey closing date and membership number.

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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