Research Papers/Topics in Project Management Technology

Strategies Employed In Uptake Of Youth Enterprise Development Fund Loans In Embakasi South Constituency, Nairobi City County, Kenya

ABSTRACT Although majority of the youths in Kenya know about the YEDF, they still lack essential details about the facilities on offer, especially how to access and property utilize the borrowed funds as there’s no data on loans uptake and performance of youth business enterprises. Against this backdrop, the study sought to determine the strategies employed in uptake of youth enterprise development fund loans in Embakasi South constituency. The study was underpinned by both social net...

Sustainability Of Community Based Projects Undertaken By commercial Banks In Kenya: A Case Of Barclays Bank

ABSTRACTSustainability of community based projects is one of the greatest concerns of the stakeholders involved in the process of running the projects.Many firms in the financial industry have increasingly been involved in supporting community based projects aimed at improving livelihoods of the community in which they operate.Analysis show that, most community based projects have failed to sustain themselves, become self-reliant and the communities have failed to continue running them after ...

Sustainability Of World Bank Funded Projects In Kenya

ABSTRACTThe World Bank has supported Kenya in financing development projects in transport, energy, water, urban development, health, public sector management and social protection since 1960. By November 2011, it had financed more than 175 projects with a total investment of over US$ 7,070 billion. Sustainability of the funded projects is of utmost importance if the impact of funding these projects is to be realized. Despite project feasibility studies being done prior to commencement of the ...

Project Management Practices And Performance Of Agricultural Projects By Community-Based Organizations In Bungoma County, Kenya

ABSRACTKenya‟s economy is heavily dependent on the performance of agriculture which provides the basis for the development of other sectors. However, the performance of many agricultural projects in Kenya is still being challenged in the sense that some projects remain stalled while others get completed late with low returns. Previous studies have dwelt on isolated cases of project management like market access in the agriculture sector, Information access using mobile and M&E in projects. ...

Software Development Of An Electronic Medical Record System For Health Services In Nigeria

ABSTRACT Almost all over Nigeria today, manual method of Hospital Record Keeping is the practice. No serious attempt has been made to join the Information Society by adopting new information technologies in a vital area like record keeping. This project, therefore, set out to investigate the drawbacks of manual methods on health service delivery, and subsequently designed an automated system to replace the manual method. Through participant observation and personal interview, data wer...

Investigating The Major Causes Of Failure Of Nigeria Oil Refineries And Maintenance With Particular Reference To Port Harcourt Refineries

ABSTRACT Generally, failure in any system brings about production bottleneck, economic down-turn, hazards and other undesirable elements in Nigeria oil sector, especially oil refineries which are performing badly, leading to serious setback in the nation’s economy. This study, therefore, investigated the reasons for the failure. It also sought to understand the major areas in turnaround maintenance that could help in smooth running of the refineries. The study was executed through t...

Impact Of Strategic Management On The Performance Of Production Firms (A Study Of Selected Firms In Lagos)

ABSTRACT The study examined the impact played by strategic management on the performance of selected oil and non-oil production firms in Lagos. Data were collected from both primary and secondary sources. The primary source involved the use of a well structured questionnaire to capture the current practice of strategic management in some production firms and impacts on organizational performance. The secondary data were obtained from textbooks, journals, newspapers and government publ...

Macro Environment And Performance Of Donor Funded Health Projects In Kenya

ABSTRACTProjects have become an integral part of organizations’ strategy. Health projects in particular, have been found to carry out a critical function in enhancing the well-being of society. In Kenya, many health projects are funded by donors. Although the amounts of funding from donors have been rising over the years, most donor funded health projects in Kenya are not performing well. According to the World Health Organization, almost 50 percent of health projects in Kenya do not achiev...

Sustainability Of Information And Communication Technology Projects In Public Organisations In Kenya; A Case Of Kenya Revenue Authority

ABSTRACTThe emergence of Information and communication technologies (ICTs), and e-Government, has made it possible to improve efficiency and effectiveness of internal administration within government and to re-locate government service from government offices to locations closer to the citizens. However, in its effort to have ICT systems that make these services available to citizens, most of the system projects have not been sustainable as the systems do not last or achieve the objective the...

Evaluation Of Conflict Management Strategies In The Delivery Of Road Projects In Imo State

ABSTRACT This study aims to evaluate the influence of conflict management strategies in the delivery of road projects in Imo State with particular reference to three selected road project in Imo State. The research designs adopted for this study are ex-post facto and survey which was conducted using a well structured questionnaire to obtain information. The sampling designs adopted are simple random sampling for questionnaire distribution and judgemental sampling for the selection of...

Elemental Analysis Of Bills Of Quantites For The Construction Of Bungalow Buildings In Owerri

ABSTRACT Dissatisfaction expressed by clients on the poor performance and level of service received from construction industry operators especially professionals gave birth to the need for this study. This study examined the measurement, valuation and payment for bills of quantities items consistently not executed by contractors in Nigeria. Primary data for this study was obtained from questionnaire randomly administered to Quantity Surveyors at a conference in 2008 and secondary data o...

Effectiveness Of Quality Assurance Strategies In Project Execution: A Study Of Road Construction Projects In Owerri

ABSTRACT This research was conducted to determine if quality assurance and its strategies are effective for successful project execution in the construction industries. Data was obtained from both primary and secondary sources. The primary sources consisted of questionnaires and observations while the secondary data consisted of texts, websites and journals. Percentages were used to analyze data and analysis of variance (ANOVA) was adopted in testing hypothesis. Among the major result...

Analysis Of Constructability Practice In Project Delivery Process In The Nigerian Engineering/Construction Industry

ABSTRACT This study is aimed to investigate and analyze the implementation of constructability in project delivery process in the Nigerian engineering / construction industry using Rivers state as case study area.Data was collected through questionnaire and interview approach. Analysis of data was carried out with the use of SPSS V16.Results of data analysis revealed that although a high percentage of the sampled population are familiar with the term “constructability”,nearly alldo...

An Investigation Of Contribution Of Input Variables In Product Quality Using Regression Analysis

ABSTRACT As competitive strategies shift to the area of quality management, this research seeks to predict contributions of input variables to quality outcome. The research was conducted using 7-Up Bottling Company Plc; Aba. Data relevant to the study were secondary data from past company production records. However, observation of manufacturing processes was done in the course of the study to enhance understanding of production and quality control processes. A random sample was analy...

Developing Strategies For Improving Implementation Of Public Sector Construction Projects In Zambia

The purpose of the study was to develop strategies and a framework for successful implementation of public sector construction projects in Zambia, which was marred with public outcries and constant reports of failure by Auditor General`s reports. An exploratory sequential mixed method was used to attain the objective. This design allowed application of mixed methods where by exploratory study was conducted to establish basic facts and main study followed which in this...


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