Project Management Best Practices Influencing Implementation Of Road Construction Projects A Case Of Reconstruction Of Kiambu-nairobi Intercounty Road
Ouru, Rogers Siocha
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Project Management is an interdisciplinary concept that revolves around planning, organizing, monitoring and controlling events involved delivering a project. It also includes the involvement of the stakeholders charged with achieving the set objectives within the predetermined performance metrics, time frames and budgetary restrictions and time frames. The study was focused on establishing best practices in project management that might influence road construction projects. The study’s objectives were consequently geared towards establishing how much planning, scope creep, monitoring and evaluating impacted the road construction projects execution. To analyze their findings, the research adopted a combination of descriptive and explanatory research designs aligned to a survey to deduce the findings. 70 respondents were sampled to participate in the survey by administering questionnaires to collect primary data. These were dropped and collected on a later date allowing ample time for respondents to fill and complete them before handing them back. Various data analysis methods were considered and the researcher adopted descriptive statistics. Relative significance of every variable was then determined using a regression model. The pilot study that was steered at 10% level of significance hence 7 respondents participated. The pre-test intended to assess the clarity and significance of data collection instruments to replace or improve those deemed inadequate to measure variables for enhanced quality of findings. The study deduced a positive correlation between implementation of road construction projects and various project management’s superlative practices (planning, administration cost; scope creep management; monitoring and evaluation). From this finding, the study recommends there is need to investigate further how planning practice might impact execution of road projects in Kenya. Besides, a study should also investigate how cost management practices affect timely completion of projects. The scope creep management practices should be investigated with regards to completion without time overruns in similar projects. Finally, these factors should be investigated against construction of houses projects in Kenya.
University of Nairobi
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