Effect of Project Planning Practices on Improving Project Performance in Rwanda. A Case of Huguka Dukore Akazi Kanoze Project in Nyabihu District (2017-2020)
Keywords:Project scope planning, Cost planning, Human resource planning and project Performance
Project planning practices plays a significant role in worldwide project management as mapping and organizing of project goals, tasks, schedules, and resources before anyone assigns roles for the project and the team begins to execute the plan. This study focuses on the effect of Project Planning Practices on Improving Project Performance in Rwanda, a case of Huguka Dukore Akazi Kanoze Project in Nyabihu District. Descriptive-analytical research design was used in this study. Both quantitative and qualitative research approaches used to assess the effect of project planning on improving project performance. The reason for using these approaches is that they enable the researcher to come out with different views, feelings, opinions and behaviors analysis from different respondents in regard to the study. They also facilitated the acquisition of both quantity and quality of the views, opinions, feelings, perceptions and intentions from different respondents. In this research to a total population of 123 people where15 Project staff members, 5 Staff in the unit of Business development and employment promotion in Nyabihu District and 103 beneficiaries and there was no need of forming sample because all target population were accessible by the researcher. The information was collected using documentation technique, questionnaire and interview while the analysis was done with the help of Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS. 23). The findings revealed that there is strong relationship between project scope planning, cost planning ,human resource planning as project planning practices and project performance respectively and study concluded that there is positive effect of project planning practices on project performance.
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