Adan Osman Maalim, Dr. Anne-Marie Wairimu Mungai


Project integration strategies are the processes of coordinating all aspects of project planning and consolidating and following-up processes to meet the expectations of clients and stakeholders. Project integration ensures the proper coordination among project activities. The general objective was to examine effect of project integration strategies on sustainability of water projects in Nairobi City County, Kenya.  The study specifically focused on replication strategy and pioneering strategy. The study was guided by organizational learning theory, and diffusional of innovation theory. The study targeted 39 government funded water projects in Nairobi County. The study targeted 321 respondents. Yamane sampling formula was used to sample 178 respondents. Primary data was collected using questionnaires. Pilot study was conducted with 10% of the sample hence 18 respondents. The study used content and construct validity.  Cronbach’s Alpha Coefficient was used to test reliability. The data was then cleaned and analyzed using descriptive statistics (frequency, percentage, mean) and inferential statistics (correlation, and regression). Data was tabulated. Findings show that; a moderate significant relationship between replication strategy and project sustainability (r=0.497, p=0.000), a strong significant relationship between pioneering strategy and project sustainability (r=0.574, p=0.000). The recommendations are; the project managers should involve all project stakeholders in the project, the project managers should communicate effectively with stakeholders, Project managers should perform and schedule realistic project duration using detailed work break down structure and by using various modern software’s, The project managers should have flexible project designs.

Key Words: Project Activities, Project Integration Strategies, Sustainability, Replication Strategy, Pioneering Strategy

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