Mastering Digital Project Management Course Program

  100% online.

  1-year access.

  40+ modules.

  15h+ of learning.

  Certificate.

  Limited Spots.

How The Course Works

Whether you’re newbie project manager, new to the world of digital project management, lacking confidence, or just a marketer who wants to understand project management better, our digital project management training gives you all the project management skills you’ll need to confidently and successfully manage complex digital projects, teams and stakeholders.

01. What Am I Going To Learn? (Course Outline)

The key starting point for project management is knowing what you need to build, by when and for how much. It’s knowing how to plan a project and engage a team in delivering it.

But that’s just the start. During the project, you need to determine if it’s still on track—and if not, what to do about it. You need to keep the team and stakeholders happy, understand success, and deliver maximum value in the shortest time.

Our Mastering Digital Project Management course is divided into 7 themes, each with videos, slides, and exercises to put into practice what you’ve learned.

Project Essentials
  • What’s Project Management
  • The Project Management Lifecycle
  • Project Management Methodologies
  • How To Choose A Project Management Tool
  • The Project Manager’s Toolkit
Project Initiation
  • How Agencies Deliver Work – Project Process
  • How To Get Setup On A Project
  • How To Engage The Team
  • How To Kickoff Projects With Your Team
  • How To Kickoff Projects With Your Clients
  • How To Start Projects Right – Project Discovery
  • How to Get On Track For Success
  • How To Get Good Work Done
Project Timelines
  • Principles For Project Planning
  • How To Create A Project Plan
  • Project Plan Building Walkthrough
  • How To Build An Agile Project Plan
Project Budgets
  • Principles for Estimating Projects
  • Pricing Models
  • Estimation Techniques For Digital Projects
  • How To Build A Project Estimate
  • Project Estimate Walkthrough
  • How To Tackle Estimating Challenges
Statements of Work
  • Principles For Statements of Work
  • How To Create A Statement of Work
  • Statement of Work Walkthrough
  • How To Use A Statement of Work
Managing Projects
  • How To Manage The Day To Day Of Projects
  • How To Manage Meetings
  • How To Track & Reporting Progress
  • How To Manage Risk
  • Why Projects Fail
  • How To Have Difficult Conversations
  • How To Negotiate
  • How To Get Projects Back On Track
  • How To Manage Quality
  • How To Go Live
  • How To Close Projects
Project Leadership
  • How To Cast Vision
  • How To Build A Great Team
  • How to Manage An Effective Team
  • How To Build Momentum
  • How To Be Effective & Productive
  • How To Keep Up With Everything
  • How To Be Better
  • How To Continue Your Learning

02. How Is The Course Content Delivered?

Video Lessons On Hazu

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The video lessons are each approximately 1hr in duration, providing the core course content (each week covering off a different theme of the course). Through Hazu, you’ll be able to watch the video, ask questions, make comments, as well as provide feedback on each section of the lessons.

Group Discussions On Slack

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You’re going to get access to an exclusive DPM School Slack team for your class. This is going to be the place to discuss the assignments, ask questions, share some tips and tricks, suggest tools, recommend reading, exchange your experiences of successes and failures, and more! On Hazu, the conversation will be specific to the video lessons while on Slack the conversation can flow more freely.

Weekly Panel Discussions

Standard and Extended courses only.
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Throughout the 7-week course, tune into your choice of 7 pre-recorded expert panel discussions. In these videos, you’ll join Ben Aston (Founder of The Digital Project Manager) along with our team of DPM Experts as they discuss the practice behind all of the theory.

Over the 1-hour panel discussion, each video dives into:

  • Common problems that DPMs come across in their day-to-day jobs
  • Special tricks of the trade the experts learned through years of experience
  • Answers to questions often asked by students in the DPM course

Take advantage of the expert insight offered in these discussions to get a fuller understanding of each week’s material and how you can apply it in real life.

Assignments

Standard and Extended courses only.
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Assignments are an important part of the course program and so is your participation in them!

We believe that a good learning experience comes from a mix of theory, practice, and feedback. Learning ultimately happens as a function of what you do to put this theory into practice. In fact, of all the stuff we cover off in the video lessons, if you just leave it there, you’re going to miss out on 90% of the learning potential! Learning has to be active (rather than passive) to be useful.

That’s why we’re using Peergrade as the platform for our assignments submissions. Each week you’re going to submit your assignments, evaluate and be evaluated by one of your peers. It’s part of the magic of the course, and why your participation is so important. To receive the feedback on your assignment, you’ll need to evaluate another of your classmates. By evaluating and giving feedback you’ll enhance your experience and, find that you learn more efficiently.

Office Hours

Standard and Extended courses only.

Questions about the topics from the week’s video lesson? Wondering how to do an assignment? Looking for suggestions on your briefs, estimates, timelines, and other documents you’ll be learning to create throughout the course?

Drop in to our office hours—just like in-person office hours, each week, one of our DPM Experts will host online office hours. They’ll be online and available for any student to drop into the video conference to ask about the coursework from the week.

This is a great way to get help, clarify the course material, and get expert advice for doing a great job on your assignments.

*Office hours is designed to help you master the DPM coursework. If you’re looking for expert guidance on bigger career questions or for navigating your current projects, you can sign up for 1-on-1 coaching through the Extended Course.

1:1 Coaching Sessions

Extended course only.
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Coaching sessions take your course experience to the next level, enabling you to achieve your learnings goals with the support you need.

Each coaching session (3 are included with the Extended course) will be with one of our DPM Experts and will last approximately 20 minutes. The time is yours to discuss whatever’s most important to you. You can use the time to discuss and review your assignments, the themes and modules of the course, your career development, your projects, how to achieve your goals, or deal with challenges with your team.

We’ll chat during a scheduled time over video or voice, using Google Hangouts or Skype – we’ll be prepared with prompts and questions, but fully expect you to use the time in whatever project-related direction you need.

03. How Is The Course Structured?

The course is divided into 7 themes: project management essentials and tools, project initiation, project timelines, project budgets, statement of work, managing projects, and project leadership.

We’re going to discuss the themes week-by-week, so you’ll get access to the course content, theme by theme, over 7 weeks (you’ll get access to the video lessons for a year). You’ll receive access to the new content at the beginning of each week, so we can ensure everyone’s on the same theme as we go through the course.

Here’s a sample course schedule:

Monday: Release of the week’s video lesson on Hazu + release of the week’s assignment on Peergrade + release of the pre-recorded panel discussion.

Sunday: Deadline for the assignment submission.

Monday: Peer’s assignment evaluation opens.

Wednesday: Deadline for peer’s assignment evaluation submission.

NB: Assignments and panel discussions are part of the Standard an Extended courses only.

04. How Much Time Do I Need To Set Aside Each Week?

As we said before, you’re going to get out of it, what you put in. This is an intensive course – we’ve designed it to deliver maximum value in just 7 weeks.

The video lessons are about 1hr in length each, and weekly webinars are also about 1hr in length. If you’re taking the Standard or Extended course, the assignments will take at least a 1hr to complete, and evaluating other’s assignments will take at least 20 minutes. Add to that, discussions in Slack, at the very least, to get the most out of the Standard and Extended course, you’re going to need to plan to set aside at least 3.5hrs per week. If you spend more time, you’re going to get more out of it.

Here’s how that breaks down:
  • 1hr – video lessons (released every Monday)
  • 10+ mins – discussions on Slack (throughout the week)
  • 1hr – webinar (every Friday at 8.30am PST/11.30am EST/4.30pm GMT)
  • 1hr+  – assignments (released every Monday, and due every Sunday)
  • 20+ mins – evaluating assignments (released every Monday, and due every Wednesday)

05. How Do I Get The Course Certificate?

DPM School certification gives you the chance to share your achievement in completing the Mastering Digital Project Management course with your network. Our certification is provided by Accredible, allowing you to add your certification to your LinkedIn profile.

The certification is available for those who take the Standard or Extended course, successfully completing all assignments and achieving a 60% or greater overall score. We’ll issue a certificate upon successful completion of all the course assignments. You’re able to resubmit assignments if required.

For those interested in using this course for PDU’s, please note we’ve not yet completed our registration as a PMI R.E.P. so while you can claim 15 category-4 PDU’s for taking the course yourself, at this stage, you won’t be able to use the course to claim category-3 PDU’s.

06. How Do I Get Help?

The key starting point for project management is knowing what you need to build, by when and for how much. It’s knowing how to plan a project and engage a team in delivering it.

But that’s just the start. During the project, you need to determine if it’s still on track—and if not, what to do about it. You need to keep the team and stakeholders happy, understand success, and deliver maximum value in the shortest time.

Our Mastering Digital Project Management course is divided into 7 themes, each with videos, slides, and exercises to put into practice what you’ve learned. We’ve created the DPM School Slack team as a support channel for the course. With 30 fellow classmates, you’re sure to find someone who’ll be able to help you out. Please help others out, and share your knowledge, and you’ll find they help you too!

If you’ve signed up for the Extended edition, you can get support with any questions as part of the 1:1 coaching sessions.

07. What If I Change My Mind?

We understand there are reasons why you might need to withdraw from the course. Remember, you get access to the course for 1 year after the course starts. However, if you’re trying to follow the 7-week structure of the course you can join another course at a later date within a year of applying.

You may request a refund up to 7 days from the purchase date – 10% of the total course fee will be deducted and the remaining amount will be refunded. If you choose to cancel within 7 days (or less) of the start of the course, 50% of the total course fee will be deducted.

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Group Rates

Find your friends and grab a deal! We’re happy to offer a 10% discount for groups with 5 or more attendees. Contact us for more information!

Spread The Cost

For the Standard and Extended courses, you can spread the course fees across three payments. Final payment is due before the end of the course. Contact us for more details!

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Basic

$ 750

USD
  • 1 year’s course access
  • Access to Slack discussions
  •  Weekly panel discussions
  • Weekly office hours
  • Peer reviewed assignments
  • DPM School certification
  • 3 coaching sessions
  • Instructor reviewed assignments

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StandardGet Certified

$ 950

USD
  • 1 year’s course access
  • Access to Slack discussions
  • Weekly panel discussions
  • Weekly office hours
  • Peer reviewed assignments
  • DPM School certification
  • 3 coaching sessions
  • Instructor reviewed assignments

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Extended

$ 1450

USD
  • 1 year’s course access
  • Access to Slack discussions
  • Weekly panel discussions
  • Weekly office hours
  • Peer reviewed assignments
  • DPM School certification
  • 3 coaching sessions
  • Instructor reviewed assignments

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