Digital project manager

Help teams deliver high-quality work, on time and within budget throughout entire digital project life cycles.
Digital project manager
At your pace
~ 12 months
Personal
mentor
Job guarantee
in 6 months
Bachelor's-level diploma
10 hands-on projects

What is the role of a Digital Project Manager?

In this role, you will be responsible for coordinating the launch of a range of digital projects:

  • corporate websites;
  • mobile apps;
  • e-commerce platforms;
  • software projects;
  • and many more!

You will be in charge of ensuring the project runs smoothly. This means making sure it is completed on time, within the planned budget, and the quality of the delivered project is guaranteed. You need to keep both your team members and a client happy along the way!

To do this, you will have to coordinate teams made up of:

  • developers;
  • designers;
  • online marketing specialists.

These stakeholders will count on you to choose the project management style which best meets the challenges they are facing. It could be it agile or a more traditional workflow.

It will also be your job to regularly meet and report back to the client on behalf of the team. They will either be an in-house client, such as another team, or an external client if you are working in an agency.

What will I learn?

By the end of this path, you'll be able to :

  • Analyze a client’s needs
  • Document a digital project for its delivery and continual improvement
  • List action points to remove, minimize or eliminate risks
  • Mobilize technical, design and marketing skills to lead a digital project
  • Streamline the division of tasks among team members
  • Plan for test and quality assurance processes
  • Ensure quantitative and qualitative project reporting
  • As well as many other skills you will master!

What are my job prospects?

After graduating from this path, many job titles will match the skills you've mastered, including Web project manager, IT project manager or digital strategist. 

Digital project managers earn the following salaries:

  • United States
    • Beginner: $40,000 - $60,000
    • More experienced: $60,000 - $100,000+
  • United Kingdom
    • Beginner: £30,000 - £45,000
    • More experienced: £45,000 - £90,000

These profiles are highly sought after, particularly in permanent contracts, whether in agencies, IT consultancy companies or directly in company with internal digital tools.

Am I eligible to enroll?

This is path is open to everyone. However, in order to get off on the right foot and be able to complete the path in the estimated 12 months, you need the following:

  • A high school diploma / GCSE level
  • A good level of English (for non-native speakers, a CEFR level of B2, an IELTS band score of 6.5, or a TOEFL score of 80 is recommended)
  • Access to a computer (PC or Mac), headphones, a webcam, and a stable internet connection

To earn the diploma, you’ll need to complete all projects and have them reviewed by your mentors. Your work will then be checked by a jury made up of professionals.

Your diploma

OpenClassrooms is an official private distance learning establishment registered with the Board of Education in Paris, France that grants its own diplomas as well as those of prestigious academic partners.

Upon completion of your studies and validation of your skills by an academic jury, you will earn a "Chef de Projet Digital" bachelor's-level diploma, registered with the National Directory of Professional Certifications (RNCP)*.
This diploma is at level 6 on the EQF (European Qualifications Framework).

If you have questions about its equivalence in order to undertake further study, contact your university or master's program.

* Sheet available at the following address:
https://www.certificationprofessionnelle.fr/recherche/rncp/31187

Your Job Guarantee

At OpenClassrooms we are committed to helping you find your ideal job. We promise.

By following the learning path "Digital project manager", you’ll learn an exciting new profession with great career prospects.

What’s more, you’ll find a job within six months of graduating or we’ll give you your money back!

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Detailed projects and skills

project 1

Start your journey as a Digital Project Manager

It's time to step into your new role and find out what it means to be a Digital Project Manager. In this first project, create a dashboard to stay up to date on innovations in your field.
Duration40 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Share good practices with a team
  • Select relevant information sources for a set of technologies
  • Use reliable and relevant sources of information
  • Set up a system for staying up to date with technology
project 2

Build a website based on a client brief

A bar is planning a series of upcoming music events. You are in charge of building their promotional website based on a client brief and detailed wireframes.
Duration70 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Measure the performance of a site with Web Analytics tools
  • Structure the content of a site in order to ensure search engine optimization
  • Select the web-based technology which best suits the product
  • Create a website using a CMS
  • Apply a style guide to different media
project 3

Take part in a development sprint to add an online store to a website

A hip chain of barbershops in Florida is looking to diversify their activity by selling their products online. Review the addition of an online store to their website and make sure they are ready to go live.
Duration40 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Draft a model of a database with appropriate diagrams
  • Check the compliance of a delivered interface with a mockup
  • Ensure compliance with web quality standards over the course of product development
project 4

Develop your digital marketing skillset by producing a portfolio website

Improve your digital marketing skills by designing a simple portfolio website all about you! Present your experience and portfolio, and write an article on a trending topic in your industry.
Duration100 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Create a style guide
  • Write content which follows a specific editorial line
  • Design an operational marketing plan
  • Define an editorial strategy to ensure consistency in communication efforts
  • Follow an editorial calendar
project 5

Initiate a graphic overhaul of a web-based project

Ever come across a product you loved with an aging website? Present a redesign proposition to a prospective client. Pitch a fresh approach for their site, including competitor benchmarking, a new style guide, a detailed production outline and budget.
Duration60 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Define KPIs
  • Map the impacts of a project on different stakeholders
  • Define the scope of a project
  • Lead a project with appropriate management tools
  • Benchmark competitors
project 6

Team up with a developer to build an internal social network for a client

Partner up with a junior web developer to define the scope and features of an app, to ensure smooth and successful development sprints.
Duration60 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Analyze the needs of a client or end users
  • Define the functional scope of the project
  • Choose the appropriate project methodology
project 7

Analyze the feasibility of an innovative project

A client you've worked with in the past approaches you with an ambitious, new project. However, there are some legal, health and safety, and budgetary concerns. It's up to you to identify the risks and build a feasibility analysis taking them into account
Duration50 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Analyze the feasibility of a project by taking the constraints and risks into account
  • Identify the human and technical resources and the budget required for a digital project
project 8

Respond to a request for proposals to design a software tool

Your agency will build an app for a new client, the car company Tesli. Draft a proposal including specifications, production process and a quote. Also, prepare a budget for your boss to approve.
Duration80 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Justify your methodology, technical and design choices
  • Present a business proposal
  • Write a business proposal
  • Ensure a project complies with the relevant legal framework
project 9

Launch and learn from a social impact project

This is a real-world project. Find a real, non-profit in need of a website or a website redesign. It could be a school, a sports association, environmental project and any other organization in need of an improved online presence. Help them build it!
Duration150 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Document a digital project for its delivery and evolvement
  • Ensure quantitative and qualitative project reporting to an internal/external client
  • Plan for test and quality assurance processes
  • Recommend and update and improvement plan of a project
  • Structure user support to optimize use of the delivered product
project 10

Create the website for your new digital agency working remotely with a team

You are now an entrepreneur. Team up with other digital project managers to benchmark the competition and create a powerful website. Showcase your collective skills, include references of previous projects and quotes, all to attract your first clients.
Duration100 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Set up the team roster
  • Lead productive meetings
  • Anticipate and minimize risks for the team
  • Monitor advances in production and adherence to a production schedule
  • Monitor budget expenditure closely throughout a project
  • Initiate the use of common document templates
  • Report on the progress of a project and individual contributions
  • Streamline the division of tasks among team members
  • Take stock of lessons learned in a project
Diploma
Chef de Projet Digital

Start toward the career of your dreams

At your own pace

$300 per month

Your perks:
  • Six-month job guarantee

  • bachelor's-level diploma

  • Flexible duration

  • Individual mentorship

  • 10 hands-on projects

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