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Intro to Digital Project Management
This one day course runs on Sunday, November 18th from 11:30AM to 4PM. CLASS OVERVIEW Curious about what it takes to be a digital project manager (DPM)? Or maybe you want to become more organized and help your company run more efficiently? This class is an introduction to managing digital projects large and small, and will take you from knowing absolutely nothing about how to manage a project to a solid understanding of what’s involved in making your project successful. We’ll walk through each step of planning, estimating, and running a digital project, complete with detailed examples and course materials for you to take home. The class will also include group exercises that will let you experience and practice some of the more challenging aspects of the job. Class discussions will include details on our processes at work, stories from our careers, and the tools that Suzie & Jess use on a daily basis. In this course we will cover: • What does a DPM do? • Agile & Waterfall Styles • Tools & workflows that we use • Kicking off a new project • Estimating the work • Keeping the details organized • Working with your clients, not against them • Collaborating with your coworkers PREREQUISITES You should be interested in project management as it relates specifically to client-facing digital projects (e.g. websites, mobile apps, software applications). The instructors all come from an agency setting and the class will have that perspective. No technical skills are required. No laptop is needed, but something to take notes on is recommended. ABOUT THE TEACHER Jessica Victor: Project Management found its way to Jessica Victor after she had been working for a number of small Philadelphia tech startups. Jessica realized that her organizational skills and background in psychology were well matched for the busy life of a digital project manager. As a Senior Project Manager, she gets to help projects go from a simple concept to a complete finished product on the web. Jessica also enjoys traveling, with the main item on her bucket list to ‘visit all the places’ and ‘eat all the things there.’ Suzie Nieman: Suzie's first taste of web development was in 2008 when her favorite local coffee shop needed a website. She spent the next month figuring out how to tweak a WordPress template, and has been obsessed with web and mobile ever since. She now works as a freelance digital project manager, spending her days producing successful projects for her clients. She is also a chapter leader and teacher for GDI Philly. IMPORTANT INFORMATION • Girl Develop It welcomes all genders and identities to our classroom. By entering this group, all community members agree to abide by our Code of Conduct ( If you witness a CoC violation, or something at an event makes you feel unsafe or uncomfortable, please contact the organizer or fill out this anonymous reporting form: • See our Assistance page for information on scholarships, laptops for loan, and other services. We'd like to help you benefit from our classes! ( • Questions about the class? Contact [masked]. We are all set on TAs for this class session. REFUNDS AND WAITLIST GDI does not offer refunds. If you need to cancel for any reason, your payment will go toward supporting our scholarship fund for students in financial need. If the class is rescheduled, moved to a different location, or canceled by GDI, all participants will be refunded. Unfortunately, GDI cannot offer a waitlist. If the class is full, please keep an eye on the comments to see if another student is interested in selling their ticket to you. Once sold, send a message via Meetup or an email to the class organizer to confirm the transfer and DO NOT CHANGE YOUR RSVP. CLASS FREQUENCY We aim to offer this class twice per year. Timing varies based on teacher and venue availability.


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Girl Develop It teaches women and non-binary adults who want to learn software and web development through in-person, hands-on instruction. Read on to find more about: our mission, how to apply for a scholarship, how to volunteer with us, and how to join our Slack channel.

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Girl Develop It is a nonprofit organization that exists to provide affordable and judgment-free opportunities for women and non-binary adults interested in learning web and software development. Through in-person classes and community support, Girl Develop It helps people of diverse backgrounds achieve their technology goals and build confidence in their careers and their every day lives. We envision a world where all people are included and empowered in developing the future of technology.

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