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
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.
Project managers with recent (last 5 years) involvement in software development/IT projects in the UK.
The survey will close on the 9th September 2018.
Residential development process
Evaluation of Industry 4.0 related Return-On-Investment (ROI) framework for UK Manufacturing SMEs
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.
15th September 2018.
Why do projects fail?
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.
19th September 2018.
Women in Project Management
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.
All Project Managers
14th September 2018
BIM-Lean Implementation to Enhance Efficiency and Productivity in UK Construction Project
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.
UK Construction Industry
1st December 2018
Project Poor Planning Issues
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.
Experienced project managers from private organisation background
7th October 2018
Effective Communication In Projects
This study is to better understand effective communication within Projects.
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: email@example.com.