Project Manager’s Round Table
- Promote a better understanding of the localization project management environment on both sides of the industry
- Create a channel of open communication for project managers to discuss specific issues of localization project management outside the client-vendor relationship
- Discuss the dynamics of the localization activities on the client and vendor sides
- Peer-to-peer exchange of ideas
- Sharing of experiences
- Frank and free discussions of issues confronting the industry
- Evaluation of recent developments
What happens at the Round Table?
Most Round Table attendees have three or more years of experience in localization project management. As a result, presentations and discussions deal with advanced topics. The format of the Localization Project Manager’s Round Table relies on short presentations, some of them impromptu, followed by extensive discussions involving as many attendees as possible.
An Advisory Board has been organized to assist in the creation of an agenda and to facilitate the topics and presentations that will compose the 2017 Localization Project Manager’s Round Table. Willem Stoeller (PMP and Round Table Leader) will chair the Advisory Board. Photos and bios of the Advisory Board members are included further down this page.
To ensure that topics for the Round Table are as relevant as possible to those participating, we are keeping an open session on the last day of the event. The topics for this open session will be determined by the attendees, who will be able to contribute their proposed topics throughout the event.
The Round Table’s success depends on people being willing to share information and experiences freely. To encourage that, no formal minutes or records are kept or published. Attendees are free to keep their own notes.
Discussion of localization prices and details of vendor contracts is not permitted.
Round Table Organizer
Willem Stoeller has over 20 years of experience in translation, localization, and internationalization of marketing materials, software products, and web content. Currently, his focus is on project and quality management and localization strategy/processes improvement. Willem is a representative of TAUS and is also very involved with the Project Management Institute where he is a board member of the Portland chapter. Training for localization is a top priority for Willem. 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 the Quality Management in Translation Certification Programs.