Skip to main content

Introduction to Digital Project Management (DPM Stage 1)

intro to dpm

Enrol on Introduction to Digital Project Management and save £100 on Advanced Digital Project Management. Click here for more details.

Are you an editor or publisher who has been tasked with mining your backlist, and turning existing or new titles into a digital platform or product? Or perhaps you are launching a new digital offering, and aren’t sure where to start? Do you need to understand and learn more about how producing an online interface differs from making a print or e-book? If so, Introduction to Digital Project Management is for you. It looks at all aspects of digital project management and will give you the understanding to take on and run projects of your own.

Digital project management is challenging. This course breaks down each stage of a digital project, from planning and scoping through to delivery to your end-user. It considers how you can adapt your existing skills to work successfully as part of a team delivering digital projects. It will also equip you with the terminology and confidence needed to put these skills into practice. You’ll learn how to become an efficient and effective team player, and gain advice on how to manage suppliers and staff, budgets and schedules.

Each of the course’s two sessions combines knowledge acquisition with how to apply this knowledge to achieve results. There will be opportunities for group discussion, with examples of best practice underpinning what you learn. The course will use real-life case studies of recent projects throughout, and will provide you with sample documentation and templates for future reference and use.

Who is it for?

  • Publishing staff who are new to digital project management
  • Editorial staff who are moving from print into digital projects
  • Junior project management staff new to publishing
  • Staff who want an overview of digital project management, but are not themselves DPMs

What will you achieve?

On completing this course you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the terminology of digital project management
  • Adapt your existing publishing skills
  • Set-up, run and deliver a digital project
  • Communicate well with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Work effectively as part of a team
  • Manage budgets, suppliers, schedules and staff


Each half-day will comprise two sessions, looking in turn at key aspects of digital project management in a step-by-step approach. There will be plenty of opportunities for discussion. 

Day 1

What makes an effective digital project manager?

Session 1 

An introduction to concepts and terminology

Session 2  

The stages in a digital project, from set-up to delivery and beyond 

Day 2

Working successfully as part of a team

Session 1

Getting stuck in: managing a project day-to-day

Session 2 

Managing teams

For more information about any of these courses, please email or sign up to receive our newsletter for updates on these and our other offerings. 

Please read our Terms & Conditions
Session 1: 17 September (mornings only)


Tuesday, 17 September 2024


Date information for future sessions

September 2024

  • Dates: 17 & 24 September 2024
  • Times: Each session will run from 9.00am to 12.30pm 

Course format

  • Virtual classroom
  • 9am to 12.30pm 
  • Four x 1.5 hour sessions plus breaks, comprising two half-day sessions on two days, one week apart 

A number of discounts are available

Enrol on this course

What you will need

To join the course, you will need access to a computer, tablet or laptop with a camera and microphone. You will need to activate a free Zoom account to join the course. This takes two minutes and does not require any payment. It is purely for administrative purposes.