Digital project manager

Help teams deliver high-quality work, on time and within budget throughout entire digital project life cycles.
At your pace
~ 12 months
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.

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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