Leo Kibet Boruett, Dr. Annastacia K. Musembi


Purpose: Telecommunications operators need to implement projects in order to respond to the inherent dynamism in the sector and take advantage of the growth opportunities that are available in the sector. This situation calls for project integration management practices that can contribute to effectiveness and efficiency in implementation of projects. The objective of the study is therefore to establish the influence of project integration management practices on the implementation of mobile telecommunication network projects in Kenya.

Methodology: Descriptive survey research design was adopted for this study. The target population was 82 respondents based on 41 network projects carried out by Safaricom Public Limited Company (PLC) and Telkom Kenya Ltd. Stratified sampling was used in this study. The study used primary data collected through the use of questionnaires. Descriptive and inferential statistics was used to analyze the data. The study used multiple regression analysis to analyze the degree of relationship between the variables in the study at 5% level of significance.

Results: The study found that project integration management practices were critical in the implementation of mobile telecommunication network projects. Regression analysis showed statistically significant positive association between the four aspects of project integration management practices (stakeholder engagement, communication management, risk management, and change control), and implementation of mobile telecommunication network projects.

Unique contribution to Theory, Practice and Policy: The study recommends that telecommunications network operators should institutionalize the four aspects of project integration management practices through regular sensitization of project teams, and integrating the four aspects into project performance assessment criteria.



Project Management Practices, Project Integration Management, Stakeholder Engagement, Communication Management, Risk Management, Change Control, Project Implementation

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