A web project manager provides leadership, guidance, and direction to a team handling a web-based project. They typically oversee a team of web developers and designers, and they must be able to provide effective feedback on their employees' work. Web project managers help develop project constraints, needs, time frames, and coordination between team members. They must be able to identify and correct poor-quality products, errors, and any employee issues.
An effective web project manager has experience with the technical aspects of web design. They must know programming languages such as HTML, CSS, SQL, and other relevant coding languages; they must also be familiar with programs needed for webpage development such as Adobe Photoshop. A bachelor’s degree in computer science or information science may be required or preferred by potential employers, as well as relevant experience.
Web project managers must have excellent communication skills, and they must be able to communicate expectations to subordinates and progress to supervisors; they also must be able to communicate technical information to non-technical professionals such as an organization's management.
Project Manager, Web Tasks
- Organize planning, development, and deployment web sites.
- Ensure overall quality of web site.
- Coordinate and track progress of design and development teams to implement online designs.
- Work directly with partners and clients to determine project scope and specifications.