Published research

APM support project management research into the management of projects through supporting individuals and organisations in launching new research concepts, being co-owners of the International Journal for Project Management, investing in research directly through its APM volunteer research fund and commissioning key research on behalf of the project management profession.

LATEST RESEARCH

PDA Pathfinder report

The project delivery profession is in the midst of unprecedented technological innovation. Ever-increasing complex projects and programmes combined with the arrival of new digital technologies offer a wealth of opportunities to improve project performance.

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LATEST RESEARCH

The Golden Thread: Project Management in three sectors

This research focuses on three growth areas for project management, which APM believes deserve specific attention as sectors where the contribution of project management has been overlooked or lacks specific data or attention.

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COMMISSIONED RESEARCH

Project data analytics: opportunities explored in new APM report

The project delivery profession is in the midst of unprecedented technological innovation. Ever-increasing complex projects and programmes combined with the arrival of new digital technologies offer a wealth of opportunities to improve project performance.

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COMMISSIONED RESEARCH

The Golden Thread: The Regional Picture

This deep dive focused on a regional analysis and three key growth sectors that APM identified: Pharmaceuticals and Health, Charities and SMEs. In this report we have set out the findings of the regional deep dive analysis. 

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The Golden Thread: The contribution of projects and project management to the UK economy 2019

A study of the contribution of project management and projects to the UK''s economy and society. 

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How does project management relate to productivity?

This study examined the research questions, methods and conclusions of previous research into how project, programme and portfolio management contribute to productivity and productivity improvements.

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Project and programme research centres: Lessons for scholarship, policy and practice

The research is exploratory and also seeks to understand different institutional models that have been adopted globally to facilitate formal collaboration between universities, professional bodies, government and industry.

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Climate change and what the project profession should be doing about it: A UK perspective

This study reviews where society stands regarding the potential impact of climate change and what project management as a discipline could, and should, be doing about it.

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Conditions for project success 2015

This report reveals the key to project success and the impact that the failure to apply this knowledge can have on projects, programmes and portfolios.

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