What would an agency be without it’s digital project manager? But ‘what does a digital project manager actually do?’, you ask. I’ve cornered ours to find out for you.
- Name: Iain Thomson
- Job role: Digital Project Manager
- Years in industry: 8
- Key qualities: Communication, organisation, honesty, and an eye for detail
- Favourite place to eat in Manchester: Jasmine in Chorlton
So what do you actually do as a digital project manager (DPM)?
“As DPM at Gooey, I am responsible for all the development projects and for their timely delivery to our customers.
I deal with any necessary communication surrounding the project including its assets, functionality, and general queries. This includes a project kick-off call with the client, myself, and the developers that are working on the project to ensure that we fully understand the client’s requirements, as well as communication throughout the project.”
What qualities do you think are most important for a DPM to have?
“Being highly organised is a must. At Gooey, we work with over 300 agencies and – with the amount of projects that we deliver – I am regularly liaising with around 30 different clients at any point. As a DPM, you are regularly translating between developers and non-technical people, negotiating, and mediating, so you need to be a strong communicator. Finally, honesty and an eye for detail are key.”
What’s your previous experience?
“I’ve worked as a digital project manager in several agencies for about 8 years now. Before that, I worked in social welfare.”
Why do you like being a DPM at Gooey?
“It is a pretty intense and highly productive workplace, which I love! The team are great to work with too; we are all very clear with each other and that is vitally important to the effective management and delivery of projects to clients.”
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