Topic/Research Question/citations

1.     Find a title for the study based on the problem statement below: 

There is a problem with unplanned entrance versus planned career entrance in project management (McKevitt, Carbery, & Lyons, 2017). Despite growth in the number of project management training programs and college-level degree program offerings (Mckevitt et al., 2017) and the Project Management Institute (PMI) statistics showing the need for trained project managers is expected to grow by 33% or add 22 million new jobs by 2027 project management continues to be a mostly unplanned for career (PMI 2017). The motivations that lead to the project management profession, the routes and the nature of progression within the profession are not well documented in empirical literature (Havermans, Van der Heijden, Savelsbergh, & Storm, 2019). This problem impacts the possibility of project management ever becoming a sustainable stand-alone profession planned for by entrants into the workforce (De Vos et al., 2017). A possible cause for the current situation is that the nature of contemporary project management roles and responsibilities falls in an increasingly unpredictable and complex work environment that makes project management a boundaryless career (Keegan, Ringhofer, & Huemann, 2018; Ko, & Kirsch, 2017). Perhaps, conducting a qualitative study investigating why project management is a career that most people enter into unplanned rather than plan for and the routes through which the progression to the career happened would add knowledge to existing empirical literature on project management.

 

2 Research Questions based on the below[RR1]

Perhaps, conducting a qualitative study investigating why project management is a career that most people enter into unplanned rather than plan for and the routes through which the progression to the career happened would add knowledge to existing empirical literature on project management.

 

 

Citation for the following

1.     In college, students choose a career path based on different reasons, such as passion, past experiences, salary, and role models.

 

2.     The increased numbers of students taking project management as a career do not engage in adequate career planning; this affects their career progression, personal identity, job satisfaction, and stability.

 

[RR1]Research questions must be based on this:

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