Learn with our team of digital PM experts to quickly and easily develop the right skills to add real value to your projects.
Walk away with these skills each week:
During our intro week, the video lesson covers the PM essentials—get a solid understanding of the project management lifecycle, methodologies, and tools. All participants have the chance to introduce themselves and get to know their peers, and Standard and Extended course participants will complete assignments to optimize their project methodology. This week’s video modules include:
Week 2 brings us to project initiation, with the video lessons covering aspects like getting setup on a project and leading a kickoff meeting with teams and clients. Standard and Extended course participants will get hands-on practice creating a setup checklist and writing an effective project brief as their weekly assignment. This week’s video lesson covers these topics:
In Week 3, you’ll learn fundamental techniques for planning your projects, and we’ll take you through the specific steps for creating a project timeline with a detailed walk-through. Participants in the Standard and Extended course will create their own timeline for the week’s homework. This week’s video lessons cover these topics:
During Week 4, we dive into the challenging topic of project estimates—you’ll learn different estimation techniques and pricing models, and we’ll walk you through the steps of creating a project estimate. For homework, Standard and Extended participants will add to their timeline from Week 3 by building out a project estimate. This week’s video modules cover these topics:
In Week 5, we provide a walk-through that shows you how to craft a Statement of Work. You’ll learn fundamental principles for creating and using a Statement of Work, and participants in the Standard and Extended course will use their project timeline and estimate from previous weeks to write a Statement of Work. This week’s video modules include:
During Week 6, we dive into the trickier aspects of project management—you’ll learn how to deal with projects when they don’t go as planned. We share communication and negotiation techniques for managing risk, conflict, and difficult conversations. For homework in the Standard and Extended courses you’ll put these techniques into practice when you have to craft a response to an “email” from an unhappy client. This week’s video lesson cover these topics:
In our final week, participants will focus on the important soft skills that separate a good PM from a great one. We’ll cover topics like casting vision, building momentum in your teams, and being the most productive you can be. Standard and Extended participants will solidify these concepts with an exercise in creating a vision statement and sharing ways to build stronger teams and better work habits. This week’s video lessons cover these topics:
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Get a sneak peek at what you’ll learn.
We want you to feel 100% confident about taking the leap into our Mastering Digital Project Management course, which is why we’re providing a course preview of some of our most popular lessons. To watch the video lesson previews, click on each section below to see what’s covered each week.
Welcome to collaborative, active learning.
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.
7 Video Lessons
Approx. 1 hour each.
Provides core content for each week’s topic.
Watch the video, ask questions, and provide feedback through the Hazu learning platform.
Ongoing Group Discussion
Access your class’ exclusive Slack team.
Talk about assignments, ask questions, recommend reading, and swap your success (and failure) stories. This is your tribe—let the conversation flow freely.
7 Panel Discussions
Pre-recorded, 1-hour expert panel discussions.
Join Ben Aston (Founder of The Digital Project Manager) with our team of DPM experts as they provide insight on common DPM problems, tricks of the trade, and answers to common questions from class.
Put theory to practice with active, collaborative learning.
Submit assignments on Peergrade, where you can evaluate and be evaluated by your peers. Increase your competence through assignments and through the process of giving and receiving feedback.
Weekly Office Hours
Drop in to our weekly online office hours, an open video conference where you can ask questions, get suggestions on assignments, clarify course material, and get expert advice from instructors.
*Office hours are for helping you with DPM School coursework. If you’re looking for expert guidance on bigger career questions or for your current projects, you can sign up for 1-on-1 coaching (below).
Get individual support from a DPM expert in a series of three 20-minute coaching sessions.
Use Google Hangouts or Skype video/voice to discuss whatever’s most important to you. We’ll be prepared with prompts and questions, but you can use the sessions to go over whatever you need: assignments, themes from the course, your career, projects, goals, current challenges, etc. The time is yours!
“The DPM course has given me access to in-depth, proven methods and practices that actually work for digital agencies. I highly recommend this course to DPMs of all experience levels!”Sheila BizzellSenior Project Manager and Operations Manager at Digital Fire
“I really enjoyed the Mastering Digital Project Management course; it was challenging but achievable with my other work commitments and with the 360 approach of videos, webinars, assignments and peer reviews, I really felt I was learning something new at every step.”Emmy ClarkDigital Project Manager at Cossette
“The tutorials are jam packed with information, the webinars back up the theory with experiences from people who work in the industry and discussion on the slack channel was really valuable. Not only did I learn a huge amount from the course but it’s also given me the confidence I need to work as a DPM. I’d recommend this course to anyone wanting to work in the industry.”Charlotte EverardProject Manager at Freestyle Interactive
“If you’re looking to learn some management jargon and cookie-cutter processes, this is not the course for you. Ben pulls together theory and practical application into instruction that will have you adding new value as a Project Manager on day one.”Matt ColemanProject manager at Truematter
“I am so glad that I went to the DPM Project Management School! I know what I learned throughout the seven weeks will greatly impact my career and company. I would highly recommend DPM School to anyone in Digital Project Management!”Lauren StockardProject Manager at Blue Atlas Marketing
“I chose this project management course because of the highly relevant syllabus that aligns with the unique knowledge and skills needed to make it as a digital project manager. That along with the intimate virtual class setting has helped build my professional network and pave the way for my career as a DPM.”Justin MannDigital Producer at Third & Grove
“My background is in development. I took the DPM course while beginning a move into a project coordination role, at my firm. The DPM course provided me a rich background in technical concepts, terms and exercises, I was able to utilize immediately. I now have a solid understanding of my new role, am confident in the value I add, and have a foundation to continue to build on.”Wesley KnightFront-end Developer / Project Coordinator at FCV Interactive
“For the price, I got an enormous amount of value out of the DPM course. The lessons were relevant to my daily work as a PM—the takeaways and templates enabled me to add value to my projects, right from the first week of class.”Camilla HalvorsenProject Manager at McCann
“This course fulfilled exactly what I had hoped. It gave me the confidence to declare myself a digital project manager by validating my experience to date and filling in any gaps with practical tips, tools, and resources. The course brought to light the true role of a digital PM and revealed the proper way to initiate and deliver projects. Further benefit came from a format that allowed both students and experts facing common challenges to all share learnings.”Niki SwainDigital Marketing Manager at Royal Bank of Canada
“I recently purchased the DPM course and found it to be an excellent resource for beginners or anyone looking to up-level their skills and gain confidence. The material is clear, relateable and easy to consume. I found the webinars to be a wonderful addition to the course, helping to put a lot in perspective and provide great insight from other experienced DPMs. Sometimes as a DPM, you can feel isolated and wonder if what you're struggling with is normal. I highly recommend the course and the well-rounded knowledge it offers!”Lauren CroteauProject Manager at Computan
“The course is exactly what I needed to fill in the gaps in my Project Management practical experience. The lessons, the way they are structured, the webinars with experts telling their stories from the field, the specific focus on the agency environment, were all just priceless!”Mario SaviCustomer Experience Team Lead EMEA at DoubleDutch
“The honest, funny and insightful interactive webinars with experienced digital PMs are one of the gems in this course. They open a rare window into managing digital projects you won’t get from self learning through blogs, podcasts, books or meet ups. It makes for a concentrated learning experience. But I found the format easy to fit into a busy schedule without falling behind. Getting a similar grasp of DPM purely through self learning would take years and require surviving a few disasters.”Mathisha NihalsinghaDigital Production Manager, The LAD
“I found the DPM course invigorating, with wealth of information that got me thinking about how our studio manages its projects and how to improve. By the end of the course I had the tools and skills necessary to manage my projects and their budgets proactively rather than reactively. My most important take away was seeing the interrelationships between my estimates and my timelines, making it possible to manage my projects to their budgets. I'd recommend this course to any producer or PM who wants to gain a deep knowledge of how to manage projects in the digital world.”John GatewoodProject Manager at XYZ Graphics
“I boosted my skills in digital project management, which had an immediate impact at work when I successfully completed 20 web page projects and a multi-million dollar product formulation and shipment simultaneously. The web page and video sales letters will be going live right before products are able to be shipped!”Mike CostanzaProject Manager at V Shred/Sculpt Nation
“I took the DPM course to gain confidence and expand my knowledge, apply what I was learning, and hopefully step from Account Manager to DPM within my agency. I enjoyed the webinars, the many resources, and being able to talk with other DPM’s around the world. It gave me a structured guide through an entire project lifecycle, explaining to approach not only a project and the client but my internal team too, the course made me more confident in what I was doing and that I was in fact on the right track.”Heather BassettJunior Account Manager, Element78
“The course is a true value for anyone who wants to gain confidence and fill any gaps with the guidance and insights from experienced DPMs. It helped us as an agency, by showing us the way, to properly initiate, manage and deliver our projects. Highly recommended for DPMs of all experience levels.”Neophytos PapageorgiouCo-Founder & Production Director at Blend Digital Agency
“I’m glad I found Ben’s DPM school, he even guided me and gave me an idea of how to resolve my current pain points in terms of handling the project. I took the DPM course because I wanted to enhance my communication and estimation skills, I was so uncertain with it before I took the course, but now, I felt confident with no more doubts, turns out everything went flawless!”Hsiang LeeProject Manager, Tenten
“Before taking this course, I was extremely overwhelmed thinking about how I was going to learn everything necessary to be successful in my new role without having any previous experience in Project Management. After completing this course, I have a valuable set of new resources and skills, and I am 100% confident in my future as a Project Manager!”Timothy MarmonAnalytics Project Manager, Spring Venture Group
“Even though the course has ended, I still refer to the video lessons, panel discussions, and resources provided in this course to complement the skills I am learning in the workplace.”Nancy NguyenProject Coordinator, Mighty Citizen
“The DPM course is for any skill level looking to improve their craft. I’ve found the content applicable to projects and teams of all sizes.”Erin FossumProject Manager, Miles Partnership
“Our company is a new start-up agency in manufacturing. We needed a project manager, and I was selected due to my organizational and time management skills. The DPM course really helped me understand the role of a digital project manager and their various responsibilities. While I was unsure about accepting the position before the course, I now have the confidence to own it an do what it takes to be successful at it ?”Meaghan ZiembaProject Manager, MakingChips
Whether you’re newbie project manager, new to the world of digital project management, lacking confidence, or simply 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 manage complex digital projects, teams and stakeholders.
The course is divided into 7 weekly themes:
You’ll get access to the course content, theme by theme, over 7 weeks (with access to the video lessons for a year). You’ll receive access to the new content at the beginning of each week, so everyone’s on the same page 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.
This is an intensive course designed to deliver maximum value in 7 weeks. You’ll get out of it what you put in—we’ve designed the course to scale to the time you’ve got available.
Have an hour per week? Take the Basic course. Video lessons are ~1hr each. It’s self-paced, with no assignments and no certification.
Have 1-2 hours per week? Take the Standard or Extended course, but opt out of doing the assignments. Simply watch the video lessons, join in the Slack discussion and dip into panel discussions for a total commitment of 1-2 hours per week. This option lets you watch videos and panel discussions whenever you like each week, with no assignments and no certification. For 1:1 coaching, apply for the Extended course.
Have 4-5 hours per week? Take the Standard or Extended course, and opt into doing the assignments. Watch the video lessons and panel discussions earlier in the week so you have time to do assignments and benefit from the group discussion on Slack. You’ll also evaluate others’ assignments, and have the chance to join the weekly office hour, for a total commitment of 4-5 hours a week. This option includes assignments and certification. Opt into 1:1 coaching through the Extended course.
If you spend more time, you’re going to get more out of it.
Remember, all participants get access to the course for a full year. While it’s released over 7 weeks, you can revisit any of the content on your own time.
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.
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.
We’re confident you’re going to love the course. But if you don’t, just tell us and we’ll issue a full refund—we offer a 100% money-back guarantee.
Ben brings over 15 years of experience in both strategic thinking and tactical implementation from a career at top digital agencies including FCV, Dare, Wunderman, DLKW Lowe and DDB. He’s been fortunate enough to work across verticals including transit, utilities, FMCG, consumer electronics, eCommerce, automotive, financial services, public sector, and retail brands.
Ben’s a Certified Scrum Master, PRINCE2 Practitioner and founder of the digital project management blog, The Digital Project Manager.
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