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The Localization Project Management Self Study Course Curriculum

Topics of the recordings

The Global Company

  • Facets of a truly global company
  • The role played by a localization strategy and its impact a company to create localized products
  • Five levels in the Localization Maturity Model

Applying the PMI Standard to Localization

  • How the Project Management Institute can assist you as a localization project manager
  • Project Scope, Time and Cost Management knowledge areas
  • 5 process groups from the PMBOK®Guide

Project Initiation

  • Interactions between project sponsor, project manager, procurement and LSP during the Sales and Procurement phases of the localization workflow
  • How project objectives can help you to determine project success in an objective way
  • Select the approach to be used for tools and processes on your own localization projects based on your standard processes and tools available

Project Planning

  • Requirements, Scope and Work Breakdown Structures
    • Natural, external and discretionary dependencies between project tasks
    • Workload and duration for a project task
    • Four different methods to bring in (compress) a schedule
  • Budget
    • Create a budget from a schedule for your own projects
    • Explain the importance of maintaining Budget to Actual information
  • Quality Management
    • Quality Evaluation Model
    • TAUS Dynamic Quality Evaluation Model
  • Risk Management
    • Four steps of Risk Management
    • Objectives of a Risk Breakdown Structure
  • Communication Management
    • Localization metrics
    • Communications Plan
    • Escalation paths

 Project Execution & Monitoring

  • Project Execution
    • Project team training program
    • Quality Assurance
  • Monitoring and Control
    • Administer procurements
    • Cost control
    • Risk control
    • Earned Value Measurement

Project Closure

  • Project Objectives and metrics
  • Post-project review agenda
  • Project pitfalls
  • Best Practices

Impact of Technology on Localization

  • Agile Development and Continuous Translation
    • “Traditional” waterfall model vs. Agile development model
    • Automation of the localization workflow
    • Best localization practices in an Agile development environment
  • Translation in the Cloud
    • Cloud based translation management system vs. an off-line, stand alone translation management system
    • Advantages of a cloud based system
    • Limiting factors on translation productivity
  • Machine Translation and Post-editing
    • Typical workflow for machine translation
    • Acceptance of machine translation by buyers of localization
  • Community Translation
    • Project management activities on a traditional, LSP based translation project vs. a community translation based project
    • Technology requirements for community translation

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