Janet K. Muthini, Dr. Samson Nyang’au


With specific focus on Makueni County, this study aimed to evaluate the impact of project management techniques on the completion of housing projects in Kenya. The study was guided by the following specific goals: to establish the impact of project planning on completing housing projects in Makueni County and to analyse the impact of project monitoring & evaluation on completing housing projects in Makueni County. Quantitative data was employed in a descriptive study design. The target population consisted of 200 individuals who work for the Makueni county department of lands, mining, physical planning, and urban development. Primary data was gathered via a structured questionnaire. SPSS version 25 was used for data analysis to provide both descriptive and inferential statistics. To ascertain the relationship between the independent variables and the dependent variable, multiple regression analysis was used. The findings of this study may assist in informing policy formulation by relevant authorities in project planning and implementation process. Scholars may find the results of this study useful to further the study using a wider scope other than projects in Makueni County only. Findings showed that; there was a moderate significant relationship between project planning and project completion (r=0.345, p-value=0.000), a small significant relationship between project monitoring and evaluation and project completion (r=0.244, p-value=0.004). The researcher recommends that; the project managers should make clear project plans with well-defined roles and responsibilities for every project member. Key stakeholders must be identified based on their interest and role in the project and involved in all phases of the project. Project monitoring and evaluation structures should be reviewed and more emphasis on project monitoring and evaluation systems. The county should also allocate adequate finances on time to prevent project delay and budget overruns.


Project management techniques, housing projects, project planning, monitoring & evaluation 

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