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.

Event Project Managers and Experience Providers Survey


This short survey (appx. 2 minutes) is based on the twelve Agile project management principles and how they may or may not be utilised by Event Project Managers (any type of event manager) and Experience Providers (those who provide/organise live entertainment such as music, theatre, comedy, etc.) within their own areas of expertise. The research aims to better understand if these two types of project managers consciously align with Agile project management principles within their industries, or if they may align with these principles without realising it. The ultimate aim is to understand if there is a form of Agile project management technique that could be altered to suit Event Project Managers and Experience Providers to help them in their fast-paced, iterative project cycles in a way customised to their industries rather than the historical IT focus of Agile project management. This research is for my Project Management MSc dissertation with the University of Roehampton.


50 Respondents. Must be Event Project Manager or Experience Provider/Organiser and must be located within the UK.

Target audience

Event Project Managers (any type of events) and Experience Providers/Organisers (music, theatre, comedy etc.)

Closing date

10 May 2019

Take the survey

How and to what extent different organisations facilitate and support formal and informal learning and development opportunities for project managers


Project management competence is identified as a key factor in the success and failure of project delivery. The objective of this research project is to investigate how and to what extent different organisations facilitate and support formal and informal learning and development opportunities for project managers. Furthermore this research aims to identify opportunities where organisations can better support the development of project managers.

Target Audience

Project Managers, Programme Managers, Line Managers and HR representatives 

This survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.

Closing date

14th June 2019

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:

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