Project Director

Oversee and lead a project from start to finish.
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What's it like to be a Project Director?

Project Directors set the structure of a project for Project Managers to execute and the project team to implement. They typically have several years of experience in project management and can design strategies for optimisation. Project Directors monitor the progress of a project, mitigate risks, and create new policies to clear workflow bottlenecks as they see them. They evaluate and analyse projects after completion to improve time and resource allocation for future projects. Project Directors work in technology, finance, construction, media, and non-government organisations.

Tasks and duties

  • Creating end-to-end workflow processes and evaluations.
  • Instructing and mentoring Project Managers.
  • Setting project goals and strategies.
  • Budgeting time and resources throughout a project’s lifespan.
  • Mitigating risks and resolving conflicts.
  • Analysing project performance and presenting findings to stakeholders and clients.
  • Providing feedback to project managers for workflow direction.
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Problem-solving, communication, and analysis are essential skills for the job. Project Directors are often promoted from Project Managers and are experts in their field. 

How to become a Project Director

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To become a Project Director, a bachelor degree and years of experience in a relevant industry are necessary. Project Directors may also hold postgraduate degrees. 

  1. Graduate with a bachelor degree in information technology, finance, communication, or another field related to your industry of choice.

  2. Complete an internship in project management at a recognised company.

  3. Gain project management certification, such as Graduate Certificate in Project Management or Certificate in IT Project Management (CITPM).

  4. Seek a role in project management such as Project Coordinator and Project Manager.

  5. Pursue promotion to Project Director. 

  6. Consider getting a Master in Business Administration (MBA).

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