Achievement of a project means that a number of its perceived factors were attained.
It is not guaranteed that project management practices will result to success of funded
projects by Micro finance institutions. However, the success of projects largely
depends on the way it is managed and controlled. The challenges met during the
execution of project management practices has been during project planning,
exceeding the set budget and going beyond its set schedule and poor quality. This
study sought to determine the role of project management practices on the
performance of non-governmental organizations projects within Nairobi City County,
Kenya. The study also sought to find out the effect of communication, project
planning, stakeholder involvement, monitoring and evaluation on the performance of
non-governmental organizations projects. The study guided by theory of constraints,
the contingency theory and agency theory. This study used descriptive research
design. The target population of the study was 201 NGOs operating in Nairobi
County. Stratified and simple random sampling was used to select 50% of the target
population thus 100 NGOs in Nairobi County. This study made use of primary data.
The study collected primary data by use of questionnaires. After confirming that all
data filled in was accurate, descriptive statistics and inferential statistics was utilized
to analyze quantitative data. Descriptive statistics included frequency distribution,
percentages and measures of central tendencies (mean). Inferential statistics used
included correlation and regression analysis to show the nature and magnitude of the
relationships between the variables. The data was then presented in tables and graphs.
On the other hand, qualitative data was coded thematically and then evaluated.
Content analysis was used to analyze qualitative data that was, data collected from
open ended questions. The study findings indicated that there was improved project
performance due to effective use of project management practices such as
communication, planning, stakeholder participation and monitoring and evaluation of
project activities. The study concluded that project communication significantly
affects the project outcomes, therefore, clearly establishing and managing the
structures of communication on project must always be on the agenda of team leaders
and management before the commencement of every project. The study further
concluded that planning, stakeholder participation and monitoring and evaluation had
a positive and significant effect on project performance. The study recommends that
the organization should enhance and embrace active communication throughout the
organization. The stakeholders and community at large needs to be sensitized to
understand the need for project planning, monitoring and implementation at all levels.
The study also recommends that stakeholders should be included in all preimplementation and inception meetings as well as their views being incorporated in
planning and execution.
MKUTANO, S (2021). Project Management Practices And Performance Of Nongovernmental Organizations Projects In Nairobi City County, Kenya. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/project-management-practices-and-performance-of-nongovernmental-organizations-projects-in-nairobi-city-county-kenya
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MKUTANO, SAMUEL . "Project Management Practices And Performance Of Nongovernmental Organizations Projects In Nairobi City County, Kenya" Afribary (2021). Accessed September 20, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/project-management-practices-and-performance-of-nongovernmental-organizations-projects-in-nairobi-city-county-kenya