Glady Jepkorir, Dr. Maurice Pedo


The purpose of this study was to examine project planning and implementation of information communication technology projects in Kakamega County in Kenya. The specific objectives of the study included: Assess the influence of project resource planning on implementation of information communication technology  projects in Kakamega county; Investigate  the degree of participation in planning processes on information communication technology  projects in Kakamega county. The study adopted a descriptive research design. The target population for the study was 110 (project managers, supervisors and Engineers of the projects involved in implementation of information communication technology projects in Kakamega county. The study sample size was 110 respondents. The study conducted stratified and sampling techniques to select respondents to the sample size. A pilot study was undertaken to check the validity and reliability of the data collection instrument. A questionnaire was used to collect primary data and consisted of both structured and open-ended questions to give qualitative and quantitative data. Data was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics in which frequencies and percentages were used. SPSS was used to analyse the data and to determine whether the independent variables related to the dependent variable. Data was presented in tables, pie charts and graphs. Qualitative data was coded, and themes related to research questions in the study identified. Qualitative data was interpreted by attaching significance to themes and patterns observed using content analysis. The study found that all the independent variables had strong positive correlations with the dependent variable. The multiple regression model had a fairly strong relationship with the data associated with the variables indicating that it is a good predictive model. There is also a statistically significant relationship between the independent variables and the dependent variable. The study also showed that degree of pparticipation in planning was the strongest determinant of implementation of ICT Projects followed by project resource planning. It recommended that the county government should undertake to recruit more qualified personnel for the implementation of the ICT projects by offering incentives for fresh graduates to join the workforce as part of an apprenticeship program.

Key Words: Project planning, Information communication technology projects, Resource planning, Degree of participation, Planning processes 

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