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.

Barriers to the use of a project managment methodoloy (PMM) in IT projects in the UK

Synopsis

Are there impediments to the use of a Project Management Methodology for IT projects in the UK? What is your opinion?

This research is for a dissertation to be submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of MSc Project Management at Northumbria University, UK.

Target audience

Project managers with recent (last 5 years) involvement in software development/IT projects in the UK.

Closing date

The survey will close on the 9th September 2018.

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Residential development process

Synopsis 

This survey is for a master's dissertation, will take no more than 10-15 minutes to complete and all data is strictly anonymous.
The students dissertation aims to analyze the residential development process. This is done by examining the roles of project managers and their skills set, planning requirements, critical success factors and barriers in relation to their influence on the development process.
Thank you for participating in this survey. Your feedback is important

Closing Date 

9/9/2018

Evaluation of Industry 4.0 related Return-On-Investment (ROI) framework for UK Manufacturing SMEs

Synopsis

It is expected that with industry 4.0 productivity will increase drastically, so it is necessary that firms develop their ROI frameworks for industry 4.0, to invest in new technological changes.

Even though industry 4.0 is important for today's and future manufacturing or any sector of industries whether big or SMEs, yet few have effectively succeeded in quantifying the real and precise ROI of this type of investment.

This research aims to develop an easy to implement Industry 4.0 related ROI framework for manufacturing SMEs.

Closing date

15th September 2018.

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Why do projects fail?

Synopsis

An investigation in to the causes of project failure in different sectors of industry.

The aim is to find out the reasons for project failure and to see if a framework can be formed to achieve successful outcomes.

Closing date

19th September 2018.

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Women in Project Management

Synopsis

This research forms part of MSc degree and is looking into where women are most likely to be found within the project management industry compared to the industry in general.

Target audience

All Project Managers

Closing date

14th September 2018

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BIM-Lean Implementation to Enhance Efficiency and Productivity in UK Construction Project

Synopsis

The purpose of this research is to develop a set of guidelines to facilitate the enhancement of information flow during the pre-construction design phase by implementing BIM-Lean tools and techniques.

The purpose of this questionnaire is to understand of the current knowledge and the use of tools currently being used to transfer information through the project lifecycle.

Your participation in this research project is completely voluntary. You may decline altogether or leave any questions blank you don’t wish to answer. There are no known risks to participation beyond those encountered in everyday life. Your responses will remain confidential and anonymous. Data from this research will be kept under lock and key and reported only as a collective combined total. No one other than the researcher will know your answers to this questionnaire.

For taking part in this study, you do not have to have experience with BIM or Lean Construction; I am seeking to fully understand the current situation in the UK Construction Industry from the industry's professionals.

 

Target audience

UK Construction Industry

Closing date

1st December 2018

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Project Poor Planning Issues

Synopsis

This survey is mainly designed to collect data on the issue of poor planning. This issue has become one of the top five common five causes of project failures. I am conducting this survey just to gather profession views and opinions about the issue that will facilitate me to write my MSc Dissertation at London South Bank University by the end of 2018.

Target audience

Experienced project managers from private organisation background

Closing date

7th October 2018

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Effective Communication In Projects

 

Synopsis

This study is to better understand effective communication within Projects.

Target audience

Project managers

Closing date

30/09/2018

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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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