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Research

APM’s research programme aims to advance new and existing knowledge for the project profession. By developing innovative research and sharing its findings, APM helps to promote a profession built around learning and collaboration. In this way, research helps to fulfil APM's chartered objectives.

APM’s research programme covers both academic and business research and comprises several components such as research funding, research collaboration, events and dissemination. APM has a broad range of research activities that are open for you and your organisation to engage with at any one time.

CONDITIONS FOR PROJECT SUCCESS

APM’s Conditions for Project Success is a series of independent research that seeks to identify the core factors which lead to the successful delivery of projects, programmes and portfolios.

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THE GOLDEN THREAD

The Golden Thread is the study about the future of the project profession. It Is a ground-breaking report commissioned by APM, conducted by PwC UK which identifies a benchmark for the scale and contribution of the project profession to the UK economy.

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Latest featured research

Understanding agile in project management

Understanding agile in project management

This report does not present a single definition of agile for the project management community. Rather, we explore existing practice in order to discover whether agile is valuable to project management, and why.

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Resolving agency issues in client–contractor relationships

Authors Professor David James Bryde, Dr Christine Unterhitzenberger and Roger Joby, investigate how relational risk is managed in projects delivered by external contractors for clients.

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RESEARCH FUNDING

Find out about opportunities for funding from APM, including the APM Research Fund and larger commissioned studies.

Research fund

PUBLISHED RESEARCH

View all previously published research including commissioned, collaborative and research fund studies.

Published research

CURRENT RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Learn about our current research and opportunities and find out how to get involved. 

Opportunities

RESEARCH SUMMARY SERIES 

The research summary series plays a key role in helping to disseminate cutting-edge research for practitioners taken from the (IJPM).

Summary Series

RESEARCH EVENTS AND COLLABORATIONS

Supporting relevant research events which seek to advance the current and future understandings of the management of projects.

Research events

HOW IS RESEARCH GOVERNED?

Find out about APM’s Research Advisory Group, APM’s Academic Review Group and how research is governed at APM.

Research Governance

STUDENT RESEARCH 


Find out how APM supports student research and why not aid student research by participating in relevant surveys.

Student Research

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

APM’s research programme is a part of APM’s wider thought leadership and external affairs activity.

Thought leadership

For more information regarding APM research or to sign up for the APM research newsletter 
please contact the team