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


  • 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