Influence of Effective Management Practices on Project Performance in Sotik Sub-county, Bomet County, Kenya
The study focused on Influence of effective Management Practices on Project Performance in Sotik Sub-County. The objectives of this study was to determine the extent at which effective of human resource management influences project performance, to examine the influence of effective financial management on project performance, to establish the influence of effective of procurement management on project performance and to assess how effective of communication management influences project performance. Descriptive research design was adopted. A sample size of 50 was used. Primary data was collected from project managers using questionnaires. Data analysis was done using frequencies and percentages and findings were presented in form of tables. The findings on the extent at which effective human resource management influenced project performance were qualification and competence of employees, adequate number of staff, inadequate training, low level of motivation and salary and wages were not being paid promptly. Effective financial management influences on project performance, the findings were records management, project budgeting and poor budget controls and use of IFMIS to undertake payment to suppliers. Effective procurement management on project performance, the findings were noncompliance with the procurement procedures, irregular monitoring and auditing of procurement activities by oversight bodies. Effective communication influences project performance, findings were the use of internal memos, vertical and horizontal channels of communication, use of language understood by every project team and limited freedom of expression. Use of emails, texts and telephone calls were ineffective in communication. Conclusion was that various aspects effective human resource management, financial management, procurement management and communication management influences project performance. Recommendations include deploying qualified and competent employees, improve on budgeting controls, monitoring and auditing of projects, and train and develop project teams. Further research areas include effective Human Resource Management influences on project performance; influence of effective Financial Management on project performance; influence of effective Procurement Management on project performance; effective Communication Management influences project performance since the study findings on each and every research question indicate just a mere extent of agreement on influence on project performance in Kenya.
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