Localization Project Management Certification
The Localization Project Management (LPM) Certification Program was updated in May, and is a combination of 22 self-paced, online learning topics within 4 major modules. This is combined with 10 interviews with industry leaders, many quizzes, and a practice test. In order to achieve certification students need to also complete three essays and a 75 question certification test. An optional webinar provides students with a means to interact directly with the presenter and test their understanding of the course material.
- Version 4.0 of the Localization Project Management Certification Program includes:
- Reorganized Program Format – 4 Major Modules
- Industry Expert Interviews
- Monthly Optional Webinars with Program Creator
- The addition of two new Localization Best Practices modules:
- Managing Interpretation. Many organizations need both Localization and Interpretation, therefore Localization Project Managers need to understand the basics of Interpretation and how to manage it. MasterWord in Houston created this module based on their extensive experience with Interpretation and teaching Interpretation.
- Localization Management. Many Localization project Managers in smaller organizations play a double role: that of project manager and localization department manager. For larger organizations senior Localization Project Managers aspire to take on localization management responsibilities.
Over 600 students have taken this course including companies such as as Adobe, Agilent, Amazon, Autodesk, Blizzard, Citrix, Cook Medical, Dell, Expedia, Google, IBM, Intel, Kabam, Kaspersky, LDS Church, Medtronic, Microsoft, NetApp, Netflix, Nintendo, Nokia, PayPal, SAP, Sony Computer Entertainment, Symantec, VMware, and many others.
Upon successful completion of the certification test an industry certification as a “Certified Localization Project Manager” will be issued by The Localization Institute.
All modules are stored on a cloud-based Learning Management System (Litmos) and can be streamed for easy viewing with a browser. The videos are interspersed with quizzes to confirm your understanding of the material presented. Litmos also includes a discussion forum to ask questions and share answers.
Attendees will have 3-5 years of experience in localization on either the vendor or buyer side. Please contact us if you have questions about the pre-requisites.
This certification program is done completely online. The online training is combined with a live webinar, three personal assignments (short essays that will be reviewed by the course instructor) and an online certification test.
You will have 15 weeks to complete the program. The 15 weeks starts when you register for the course. The live webinar will be offered approximately once per month. You can choose the session that works best with your schedule. This webinar is optional; you do not need it in order to take the exam. If none of the review session dates are suitable, go ahead and register for the course. You can select a particular review session date at a later time. Sessions will be added as needed.
Course fee: $980
If you have already started the course, there is no refund. If you registered and did not yet start the course, you will get a full refund.
About Your Trainer
Willem grew up in Amsterdam where he obtained his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Amsterdam. After many years in software development, Willem made the move to localization. He has over 25 years of experience in translation, localization, and internationalization of marketing materials, software products, and web content. His focus is on project and quality management and localization strategy/processes improvement. Willem became a PMP® in 2002 and was very involved with the Project Management Institute where he was a board member of the Portland and Silicon Valley chapters. Training for localization is a top priority for Willem with focus on project, quality and risk management. He is a former professor at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and he is also the creator and presenter of the Localization Project Management Certification and a roundtable leader for the Project Management Round Table and the Technology Round Table.
Localization Principles and Pitfalls
Globalization and Global Companies
Localization Maturity, and how to use these concepts in your own organization
Benefits of the Project Management Institute for Localization Project Managers
Managing Virtual Teams
The Localization Supply Chain
The Impact of Agile Development on Localization
When to use Community Translation
Basics of Machine Translation
Initiating Process Group
Planning Process Group
- Define Scope
- Create WBS
- Develop Schedule
- Develop Budget
- Identify and Assess Risks
- Plan Quality
- Plan Procurements
- Plan Communications
Implementing Process Group
Controlling Process Group
Closing Process Group