Course Overview

The Certified Project Director (CPD) is designed for senior and experienced project management executives, who want to go beyond the PPM and other business / project management certifications. If you are managing a group of project managers, managing multiple projects or looking for a career path towards being a Project Director, you’re on the right track! The Certified Project Director certification allows experienced senior managers and executives to acquire new skills and advanced techniques in managing and controlling today’s complex project and management issues – from managing risks and quality to managing scope and budgets.Certified Project Director is globally recognized and is considered to be the most prestigious level of project management credential.


  • Project Lifecycle phases and its fundamentals
  • Project Management Fundamentals
  • What is a Scope Creep
  • Five Scope Management Process for a Project Director
  • Budgets and Cost (Estimate Costs, Determine Budgets, Control Costs)

Aligning Goals, Projects and Competencies

  • The Alignment Matrix, Rank the Priorities
  • Identify the top 3 skills needed to Manage each Project
  • Establish the Organizations 10 Core Competencies
  • Align the Project Skills by relating it to a Competency Value
  • Comparing listed strengths versus project skills to complete the Matrix

Organizing Multi-Project Communications

  • The Delivery of Information involving Multiple
  • Ongoing Projects, Influences on Communicating
  • Completing and Simplifying the Communication Matrix
  • Communicating Issues; and, Managing and Documenting Change
  • Issue Log Document

Managing Risk Communications

  • Introduction to Managing Risk
  • ‘What is it and Where’ can I find it?
  • Probability and Impact, Risk Matrix
  • Project Management Technology and its Assessments Needs

Tools for Managing Multiple Projects

  • Project Management Technology
  • Technology Needs Assessments


  • Establishing Goals
  • Examining the Role of a Project Director
  • Professional Qualities for a successful Project Director
  • Career Path Competencies for a successful Project Director
  • Organizational Roles and Responsibilities

  • Professional validation of your experience and competence
  • Provide a framework for senior management to direct the project management process
  • Encourage more efficient use of resources through project prioritisation and integration
  • Provide better management of risk because the wider context is understood
  • Increased Earnings & Growth in Career Prospects
  • Enhance Your Marketability
  • Improved Project Management Skills

  • Project Managers who manage multiple projects
  • Project Sponsors, Project Steering Group
  • Project Board members, Project/Business Owners
  • SeniorStakeholder


  • Exam Duration: 60 minutes
  • Exam Format: 100 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Exam Pass Mark: 65%
  • Electronic Devices Permitted: No
  • Open Book: No
  • Prerequisites: None. Basic familiarity with Project management framework is recommended

Note – This certificate does not expire or require renewal.

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