So you think you want to be a digital project manager? eBook

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A guide to getting started in the wild West of digital project management

So you think you want to become a Digital Project Manager?  is for anyone considering a career as a Digital Project Manager (DPM). This is a guide to getting started in the Wild West of digital project management. We explore three things;

  1. Firstly, what being a DPM is all about; what digital project management is, why I love it and what DPMs actually do all day.
  2. Secondly, we’ll take a look at what makes a great DPM, exploring character, competence and chemistry and use that knowledge to help you assess the areas in which you need to develop, and discern whether you could make it as a DPM.
  3. Thirdly, assuming that you’re still thinking this sounds fun (I hope you do) and it’s a career you might want to pursue, we’ll look at where you can begin and what steps you can take to start your career as a DPM.

In short, I hope you find this a useful guide to becoming a DPM.

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‘So you think you want to become a Digital Project Manager is for anyone who thinks they might want to get started in a career as a digital project manager (DPM). This is a guide to getting started in the Wild West of Digital Project Management.

I was inspired to write it after receiving emails from people interested in starting a career in digital project management. I was asked the same questions time and again; ‘What’s it like being a DPM? What do I need to know, and How can I become one?’

People ask because there aren’t too many people who know – and even fewer who are talking about it. The digital frontier is the wild, wild, west. This is relatively unchartered territory with lots of people not entirely sure what they’re doing and playing fast and loose.

As a relatively new career choice – the interwebs didn’t really get mainstream until the mid ‘90’s – there isn’t actually that much information on starting out in the field.  This is also because nearly all of the more experienced DPMs around today didn’t start off their careers ever planning to end up becoming a DPM.

So this book is written to address exactly that. I’m not intending to teach anything about project management – although I’m sure you’ll pick up some titbits along the way – but I hope that by reading it you’ll gain an insight into what you can expect if you decide to pursue a career in digital project management.

As you read this book, take the advice for what it’s worth. Remember it’s not like becoming an accountant or a lawyer – there is no ultimate qualification that provides the golden ticket, or magic formulas to make a career as a DPM. That said, I hope that within the pages of this small book you find some useful insights.

We’ll explore three things;

Firstly, what being a DPM is all about; what digital project management is, why I love it and what DPMs actually do all day.

Secondly, we’ll take a look at what makes a great DPM, exploring character, competence and chemistry and use that knowledge to help you assess the areas in which you need to develop and discern whether you could make it as a DPM.

Thirdly, assuming that you’re still thinking this sounds fun (I hope you do) and it’s a career you might want to pursue, we’ll look at where you can begin and what steps you can take to start your career as a DPM.

In short, I hope you find this a useful guide in becoming a DPM.

2 reviews for So you think you want to be a digital project manager? eBook

  1. Ben’s perspective on digital project management is informative, relevant, and timely. We’re under extreme pressure to deliver great design in service, digital, and customer experience. This book offers an honest account of what it takes to support the planning and execution of delivering great design. I highly recommend taking the time to read this book, jot down notes, and go back to re-read your notes when things get fuzzy. And where design is involved, they always do.”

    – Ames J. Cheng, Masters in Design candidate 2016, School of Industrial Design, Carleton University

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    When I entered my first project management position at a big tech company — coming in with almost no previous experience was tough! I was directed toward’s Ben’s book on digital project management and it soon became the foundation of which my work was laid upon.

    Beyond the logistics — discussions of hard skills and the emergence of certain technologies — Ben talks a great deal of what kind of attitude, work ethic, and belief system that contributes to a successful career in project management.

    After a few months in the aforementioned project management role, I can tell you that Ben’s account on life as a DPM is an easy-to-read (and sometimes funny/sprinkled with some British humour) inside-look at the position and on top of that, an accurate one.

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