Vincent Kennedy Ochieng Omulo, Dr. Ismael Shale Noor


This study sought to explore on projects software development and performance of small and medium enterprises in Nairobi city county, Kenya. The objectives of the study were to determine the effect of programming language and project platform on performance of SMS in Nairobi city county, Kenya. The theories on which the study is hinged are Institutional leadership theory and stakeholders’ theory. The study adopted a descriptive research design and will use both qualitative and quantitative approaches. The target population was 112 respondents from projects software development   in Nairobi City County. This study used purposive random sampling techniques. It was census survey. The study used open-ended and closed-ended questionnaire as the main mode of data collection. Primary data was collected using structured questionnaires. Secondary data was collected from institutional documents, Ministry of water publications within the County and relevant publications in referred journals. The collected data was edited, coded and entered into Statistical Package for Social Science   version 26. Data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. In particular, Regression Analysis was used to investigate the relationships between hypothesized variables. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was also used to investigate whether independent variables have a combined effect on the dependent variable.  The data was analyzed through the use of descriptive statistics. Findings show that there is a strong significant relationship between programing languages and SME performance (r=0.629, p=0.000), a strong significant relationship between project platform and SME performance (r=0.578, p=0.000).The recommendations are; There should also be proper coordination of the words to enhance and packing of the software programs to enhance ease of use, the software development companies should carry out market surveys to understand the needs of their customers, project managers should endeavor to involve all the project team members in the project, and to enhance quality of the software development projects, there should be regular monitoring and evaluation practices.

Key Words: Projects software development, Performance of small and Medium enterprises, Programming language, Project platform

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Advanced Computer Theory and Engineering (ICACTE) 2010 3rd International Conference

on; Research on Optimization of Software Development Project Process Based on Theory of Project Management

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