Digital Project Manager

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

DiplomaOpenClassrooms CertificationDurationFull time: 12 months

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.

OpenClassrooms Certification

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Project Management

Digital Project Manager

DiplomaOpenClassrooms CertificationDurationFull time: 12 months

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?

To be eligible to earn this path’s diploma, candidates must demonstrate proof of one of the following prerequisites:

  • A level 5 professional certification, associate’s degree, or equivalent in project management, IT, web development, design, marketing, or communication.
  • Or a level 4 professional certification, high school/secondary school degree, vocational certificate, or equivalent and at least 2 years of professional experience in project management, IT, web development, design, marketing, or communication.

All other candidates will need to go through a specific admissions process, including a placement test. These candidates must have:

  • A level 5 professional certification, associate’s degree, or equivalent in any subject with at least 1 year of professional experience in any field.
  • Or a level 4 professional certification, high school/secondary school degree, vocational certificate, or equivalent in any subject with at least 3 years of professional experience in any field.

Additionally, these other candidates must submit a portfolio consisting of the following supporting documents:

  • Certification for having passed the OpenClassrooms courses ‘Learn about agile project management’ and ‘Work effectively in a team’.
  • A personal project that the candidate has planned or managed, such as training and job search project, real estate purchase project, or other project related to their current job, accompanied by a 10-minute recorded video explaining the project.

For all candidates, the selection procedure is carried out through an application form validating the academic pre-requisites or exemptions, as well as the adequacy of the professional project with the objectives of the training. This form will be used to collect the supporting documents that make up the admission file. If necessary, an individual motivation interview is organized.

For applicants whose native language is not French, proof of a minimum level of French B2 (fluent level) on the European scale of the CEFR will also be required.

Candidates will also need access to a computer (PC or Mac), headphones, a webcam, and a stable internet connection

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University of Massachusetts Global helps individuals continue their education for career growth by articulating OpenClassrooms Digital Project Manager training towards university credit and applying it to degree completion.  Each program provides you with employer-designated knowledge, skills, and abilities needed in IT careers. Earn industry-recognized certifications along with degrees. Interested in business or other disciplines? Credit can also be used toward several other UMass Global programs.

UMass Global understands going back to school is not easy and recognizes every student comes to us with unique needs, providing you with the flexibility, affordability, and accessibility needed for successful education that fits your lifestyle. UMass Global is a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Massachusetts and is a fully accredited, nonprofit university designed for the busy adult. Offering over 90 programs and degrees in three learning modalities allows you to apply what you learn in courses in real-time, grow in your position, and gain the skills needed to take your career to the next level. With support from application to graduation, UMass Global is proud to have one of the highest graduation rates of any university of its kind.
Through OpenClassrooms and UMass Global’s partnership, wraparound support, and mentoring, individuals across the globe can make their career advancement dreams a reality.

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Your certificate

  • OpenClassrooms is an online training educational establishment, declared as such by the French authority ‘le rectorat de l'Académie de Paris’.

  • Once you’ve completed your training program, and subject to a jury validating your skills, you will receive the OpenClassrooms standard certificate "Digital Project Manager".

Hired or refunded guarantee

  • You find a job in the 6 months following the date of validation of your last path project.

  • Otherwise, we guarantee the reimbursement of your tuition.*
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Project Management

Digital Project Manager

DiplomaOpenClassrooms CertificationDurationFull time: 12 months

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
  • Set up a system for staying up to date with technology
  • Use reliable and relevant sources of information
  • 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
  • Structure the content of a site in order to ensure search engine optimization
  • Apply a style guide to different media
  • Create a website using a CMS
  • Select the web-based technology which best suits the product
  • 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
  • Draft a model of a database with appropriate diagrams
  • Ensure compliance with web quality standards over the course of product development
  • 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
  • Follow an editorial calendar
  • Create a style guide
  • Design an operational marketing plan
  • Write content which follows a specific editorial line
  • Define an editorial strategy to ensure consistency in communication efforts
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
  • Define KPIs
  • Benchmark competitors
  • Lead a project with appropriate management tools
  • Define the scope of a project
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
  • Choose the appropriate project methodology
  • Analyze the needs of a client or end users
  • Define the functional scope of the project
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
  • Present a business proposal
  • Ensure a project complies with the relevant legal framework
  • Write a business proposal
  • Justify your methodology, technical and design choices
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
  • Ensure quantitative and qualitative project reporting to an internal/external client
  • 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
project 10

Launch and learn from a social impact project

You have been chosen to manage a website creation project. Choose the appropriate project management methodology and build a team to carry out the project across the finish line.
Duration100 hours
Skills acquired in this project
  • Set up the team roster
  • 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
  • Take stock of lessons learned in a project
  • Monitor advances in production and adherence to a production schedule
  • Lead productive meetings
  • Anticipate and minimize risks for the team
  • Initiate the use of common document templates

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.

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Training program last updated on Nov 25, 2022