Factors Affecting Project Implementation Amongst Non Governmental Organizations in Kenya

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FACTORS AFFECTING PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION AMONGST
NON GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS IN KENYA

BY
Ms. Cornel Ragen

A THESIS PROPOSAL

April 2013
ABSTRACT
This study seeks to address the factors affecting project implementation in an organization with a focus on a non-governmental organisation. The process of project implementation, involving the successful development and introduction of projects in the organization, presents an ongoing challenge for managers. The study notes that there are many nongovernmental organizations that run similar programmes and this makes it difficult to realize the full intensions of a given project. The objectives of the study are; to establish the effect of resources management, determine how operational systems affect project implementation, to find out if organizational culture affects project implementation within a non-governmental organization and to determine whether the organisation leadership affects project implementation. The study for sees and expect suspicion by respondents, funding might as well be a limitation to this study. It is noted that leading implementation of projects requires, establishing direction, aligning people, and motivating and inspiring. Other elements like operations system do not come out clearly on the observed literature as well as the organisation culture from both within and out of the organisation hence it is of essence to carry out a study on factors affecting project implementation amongst nongovernmental organizations in Kenya. The study will adopt a descriptive design to obtain pertinent and precise information concerning the current status of a phenomenon and draw valid general conclusions from the facts discovered. The study target population will be drawn from the personnel’s at the Kenya Nairobi office which entails 160 personnel’s (techno serves HR 2012). A representative sample of at least 50% of the target population will be considered for the study. The data collection instruments will include questionnaires. The questionnaires will contain both closed and open ended questions. The administration of the questionnaires will be done by the “drop and pick” method that allow respondents ample time to complete the questionnaires. Before analyzing the responses, the completed questionnaires will be edited for completeness and consistency. The data will be analyzed using descriptive statistics to assess the influence of various variables Ethical issues connected to the research will be taken into consideration and will be addressed to avoid embarrassment and victimization to the people involved. CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
1. Introduction
This study seeks to address the factors affecting project implementation in an organization with a focus on a non-governmental organisation. The process of project implementation, involving the successful development and introduction of projects in the organization, presents an ongoing challenge for managers. Miller (2002) notes that project implementation process is complex usually requiring simultaneous attention to a wide variety of human, budgetary, and technical variables. As a result, the organizational project manager is faced with a difficult job characterized by role overload, frenetic activity, fragmentation, and superficiality. The major influencing variables to be considered in the study are the resources management, the operational systems, the organizational culture and the leadership of the organisation. Arthur (2003) explains that resource management is the efficient and effective deployment for an organization's resources when they are needed. Such resources may include financial resources, inventory, human skills, production resources, or information technology (IT). In the realm of project management, processes, techniques and philosophies as to the best approach for allocating resources have been...
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