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The Dig­i­tal PM
Oper­a­tions
Appren­tice­ship

A com­pre­hen­sive 8‑month train­ing program for reconnecting your people, projects, and digital operations.

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Our 8‑month remote digital project management operations appren­tice­ship cre­ates strategic mini COOs, dig­i­tal project man­agers, and pro­duc­ers who build align­ment, design bet­ter process­es, and increase project value.

93% of graduates recoup training fees within four months

100% customized for digital agencies

50+ successful agencies and product studios trained

Make more money

Increased project profitability

More consistent cash flow

Higher salaries, more growth

Design leaner processes

Customized to your organization

Tighter transitions between phases

Connect the big picture to the details

Build stronger relationships

Smoother onboarding for clients

Build emotional intelligence

Get alignment between stakeholders

Anticipate risk and complexity

Catch scope creep before it happens

Leverage positive risks for big wins

Communicate priorities confidently

Go beyond the iron triangle

Understand business operations

Transform requests into future work

A framework to scope, estimate, and resource

Navigate unsteady seas

Owners can take their hands off the wheel

Equitable distribution of power and responsibility

Learn how to adapt to changing tides

Up to 6 people per cohort

23 modules designed for digital

Access to 300+ resources

Weekly 3-hour remote training sessions

The Louder Than Ten Slack community

Weekly labs & support

27+ sessions delivered live through video

8-month course

169+ hours of digital project management operations training

23 course modules

Intro to your apprenticeship

The for­mat, out­comes, and expec­ta­tions for train­ing and a high-lev­el descrip­tion of the project man­age­ment role and skillset

You, your orga­ni­za­tion, and your team

Learn about your imme­di­ate role as a project coor­di­na­tor while you’re learn­ing, become famil­iar with you and your organization’s goals and process­es, and con­tex­tu­al­ize roles on your team

Sales and project intake

The sales & vetting process for stakeholders and projects

Stakeholder onboarding and setup

How to transition a project from sales to project start, onboard your stakeholders, and organize your team

Peo­ple, roles, and personalities

How the PM role inter­sects with stake­hold­ers and their quirks

Peo­ple skills and team building

How to cham­pi­on your team and unpack lim­it­ing beliefs

Discovery, research, and communication plans

How to lead an amazing kickoff, facilitate good research, and assemble a solid communication plan

Mag­ic of meetings

How to exe­cute pro­duc­tive plan­ning ses­sions, check-ins, ret­ro­spec­tives, and updates

Project plans and oth­er docs

A first-prin­ci­ples approach to lock down your scope and expectations

Set­ting your prices

Dif­fer­ent types of rates and prices, when to use them, and how to set them

Intro to project scoping

How to define, simplify, and control the requirements that make up your project

The art of prioritization

How to laser focus your time, and pri­or­i­tize projects and tasks

Man­ag­ing scope creep

Turn your worst ene­my into project gold

Water­fall method­ol­o­gy and the Lean approach

How depen­den­cies and lean prin­ci­ples impact your project

Agile, Kanban, and hybrid approaches

How flexible planning and iterative development impact your project

Estimating projects

How to apply smart estimates and useful ranges in project management

Risks & red flags

The ins and outs of mit­i­gat­ing risk, rec­og­niz­ing red flags, and apply­ing mod­i­fiers to your projects

Project scheduling

Intuitive schedules, time boxing, calendars, and deadlines

Resourcing and capacity management

How to plan for the right people, doing the right amount of work, at the right times

Man­ag­ing changes

Doc­u­ment­ing feed­back, requests, approvals, and guid­ing turnarounds

Mind­ing project metrics

The impor­tant project num­bers, graphs, and data you need to monitor

Maintenance and future phases

The process and agreements required for long-term relationships

Future of PM

What’s next for project leads and how to make the most of your learning

Louder Than Ten Certified Project Lead Badge

Certificate on completion

Certified Digital
Project Lead

Perfect for

  • Digital Project Coordinators, Managers, and Producers
  • Design & Development Leads
  • 5-120 person agencies and product studios
  • Digital departments

You’ll be in great company

The 13-person Good Work team is all smiles, having dinner at a picnic table outside

Good Work

This mobile & web development team’s process is just plain great.

The 16 member Developer Society team in their studio

The Developer Society

These idealists, technologists, creatives, and activists are shaping the new world. And we helped shape their process.

Friendly Design Co
The Scenery
Archive Digital
Canales & Co
CNN
Catapult
Post Projects
ZGM

All plans include

For the apprentice

Weekly 3 hour remote classes with your cohort

One-on-ones with your trainer

24/7 peer support in our Slack community

Exercises tailored to your agency

Learn how to train your team

For the whole team

500+ pages of original curriculum

300+ templates, resources, and guides

Access to Nimber, our estimating tool

Monthly AMAs with industry professionals

Workshops and processes delivered by your apprentice

Enrol in an upcoming cohort

Register for September 2020 →Date TBA

Standard

4 months of additional support and coaching

$7990

Deluxe

4 months of additional support and coaching

$11,990

Payment plans available.

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