Digital project manager

Help teams deliver high-quality work, on time and within budget throughout entire digital project life cycles.

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A flexible online program

Imagine starting a brand-new career at any time! Can’t commit to full-time? No problem, study at your own pace.

Real-world projects

Acquire the most relevant skills by completing 10 projects based on those required in your future career.

Individual learning support

Benefit from weekly mentoring sessions with an expert in the field.

Bachelor's-level diploma

Leave with a professional qualification and the guarantee of a job within 6 months.

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Project Management

Digital project manager

DiplomaBachelor's-level diplomaIndividual learning supportJob guarantee

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 an 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 companies with internal digital tools.

Am I eligible to enroll?

This 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 a private distance learning establishment, registered with the Board of Education in Paris, France.

  • Once you’ve completed your training path and validated your skills, you’ll be awarded the "Digital project manager" diploma.
    You'll earn the "Digital project manager" certificate, registered at the National Directory of Professional Certifications. This diploma is at Bachelor's-level on the EQF (European Qualifications Framework).

  • Contact the university or higher education establishment where you’d like to continue your studies if you have questions about the equivalence of the diploma.

Job guarantee

  • Find work within 6 months of graduating.

  • Get your money back from OpenClassrooms if you don't.
    See Job Guarantee.

Project Management

Digital project manager

DiplomaBachelor's-level diplomaIndividual learning supportJob guarantee

A teaching method based on practical experience.

  • Acquire key skills for your future career with real-world projects.

  • Make progress with the support of an experienced professional.

  • Acquire concrete know-how and demonstrate it with a portfolio.

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
  • Use reliable and relevant sources of information
  • Set up a system for staying up to date with technology
  • Select relevant information sources for a set of technologies
  • Share good practices with a team
project 2

Build a website based on a client brief

A successful fitness club is launching their very first website. You are in charge of building their promotional website based on a client brief and detailed wireframes.
Duration70 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Create a website using a CMS
  • Select the web-based technology which best suits the product
  • Structure the content of a site in order to ensure search engine optimization
  • Apply a style guide to different media
  • Measure the performance of a site with Web Analytics tools
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
  • Ensure compliance with web quality standards over the course of product development
  • Draft a model of a database with appropriate diagrams
  • Check the compliance of a delivered interface with a mockup
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
  • Follow an editorial calendar
  • Define an editorial strategy to ensure consistency in communication efforts
  • Write content which follows a specific editorial line
  • Design an operational marketing plan
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
  • Map the impacts of a project on different stakeholders
  • Benchmark competitors
  • Define KPIs
  • Define the scope of a project
  • Lead a project with appropriate management tools
project 6

Build an internal social network for a client with a developer

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
  • Identify the human and technical resources and the budget required for a digital project
  • Analyze the feasibility of a project by taking the constraints and risks into account
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

Oversee the final stages of the production of a website

In this project, you're tasked with remedying misunderstandings between a client and a web agency. It's up you to improve communication between the two and produce a test plan to ensure that the best version possible of the website goes live.
Duration150 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Plan for test and quality assurance processes
  • Recommend and update an improvement plan of a project
  • Document a digital project for its delivery and evolvement
  • Structure user support to optimize use of the delivered product
  • Ensure quantitative and qualitative project reporting to an internal/external client
project 10

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!
Duration100 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Set up the team roster
  • Lead productive meetings
  • Take stock of lessons learned in a project
  • Monitor budget expenditure closely throughout a project
  • Streamline the division of tasks among team members
  • Report on the progress of a project and individual contributions
  • Monitor advances in production and adherence to a production schedule
  • Anticipate and minimize risks for the team
  • Initiate the use of common document templates
Diploma
Chef de projet digital

One-to-one learning support

  • Benefit from weekly individual mentoring sessions with an expert in the field.

  • Progress rapidly through projects thanks to their expertise in sharing know-how.

The OpenClassrooms community

  • Count on our solid student community to give you support 24-7.

  • Share your doubts or queries with a comprehensive network of students, mentors, and graduates.

Pay for your path

Monthly subscription: The flexible, customizable option

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Benefits
  • Adapts to your schedule: Study at your pace

  • Non-binding subscription: Stop at any time

  • The faster you finish, the less it costs

  • Start date of your choice

€300 per month

Approx. 12 months

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