Project management directors lead a project delivery team comprising project management professionals. They manage a project's scope, budget, and schedule to ensure the project meets the organization's needs. Project management directors typically work closely with head of development and systems analysis to ensure organizational cohesiveness. They also implement staffing strategies and develop collaborative relationships across the company. They are accountable for the health and performance of existing production and business demands.
Project management directors must identify any changes in forecast process accuracy, as well as balance resources for producing or delivering project deliverables. They are responsible for communicating and defining the team’s objectives, as well as eliminating any productivity barriers. They plan and coordinate human resource management and among internal stakeholders to assess satisfaction and cooperation. As project management directors, they must assess their team's skills and train where necessary. They have a role in recruitment and making decisions on employee compensation. Most project management directors work in an office setting during regular business hours, but may be required to work long hours based on project needs and deadlines.
Project management directors must possess a bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field. Many companies prefer experience in the field and with information technology and will accept experience in the place of a degree. A strong background in operations is a plus. Project management directors also must have strong leadership skills, great communication skills, and high motivation.
Project Management Director Tasks
- Review overall contractual requirements for projects and specific process design methodology for individual projects.
- Develop and oversee project management and schedule goals, procurement and contractual requirements, personnel assignments and capacity planning.
- Evaluate and improve systems and processes to effectively meet project requirements and profitability goals.