Yvonne Njoki Musili, Dr. Samson Nyang’au


This study aimed at studying the influence of project team management practices by focusing on four objectives, team identification, team building,].  The study was guided by project management competency theory, hierarchy of needs theory.  The study adopted a descriptive research design and the target population will be the rural electrification projects in Northern Eastern. The unit of analysis was   the rural electrification projects while the unit of observation was the projects managers.  The study adopted stratified sampling technique of the 239 rural electrification projects to get a sample size of 150. Data was collected using semi- structured questionnaires. After the data collected, it was subjected to editing, handling blank responses, coding categorizing and keyed into statistical package for social science computer software for analysis version 24. The study adopted descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. The data was presented using tables, charts and graphs. The study findings found that team identification, team building, had a positive and significant influence on performance of rural electrification projects. The study recommends that hiring process of project team members should be open and fair and it should be based on the skills requirement and qualifications this will ensure the right team members are selected. Further the study recommends that   there should be a reward and recognition system, this will motivate the project team to work hard to achieve project milestone. A similar study should be carried out to assesses other factors that could influence project performance since the independent variables of this study explain only 56% variation in project performance meaning 44% variation in project performance can be explained by other factors that have not be covered in this study..


Project team management practices, team building, team identifications

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