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Localization Management Master Class – Spring/Summer 2020

Localization Management Master Class – Spring/Summer 2020

Registration for the first class sold out right away. The second class is open now!

The way localization is integrated into a company is critical to the company’s long term success because most enterprises will generate a large share of their revenue from global markets. A pivotal factor in achieving global success, localization often sneaks in through the back door and never gets the respect it deserves. It ends up being seen as a mere operational unit, a cost center if you will, and is not given the chance to contribute as the strategic asset it really is.

From setting up localization from scratch to repositioning it from a cost center to strategic partner is a complex journey, a journey Karen Combe knows well. For 15 of the 20 years she worked in Localization at PTC, Karen had the opportunity to affect company policy and strategy as a Vice President.

The Localization Institute is pleased to offer an instructor-led online Masterclass on Localization Management with Karen Combe.  In four one-hour sessions, Karen will share best practices in Localization Management on the buyer’s side.

The preview webinar is now over, the recording is linked at the bottom of this page.

Session #1 The Organization: Models for Localization Department Organization
Thursday, July 23rd
9AM West Coast Time
11AM Central Time Zone
12PM East Coast Time Zone

Session #2 The Business: Not a Service, but a Business Within the Enterprise
Thursday, July 30th
9AM West Coast Time
11AM Central Time Zone
12PM East Coast Time Zone

Session #3 The Technology: Considerations for Owning or Outsourcing Technology
Thursday, August 6th
9AM West Coast Time
11AM Central Time Zone
12PM East Coast Time Zone

Session #4 The Relationships: Interaction with Stakeholders Inside and Outside the Enterprise
Thursday, August 13th
9AM West Coast Time
11AM Central Time Zone
12PM East Coast Time Zone

To allow for a high level of interactivity, the class is limited to 18 attendees. About one month after the conclusion of the class, there will be an additional session led by Karen to give students an opportunity to ask questions and to share experiences from applying the lessons learned. To protect privacy and confidentiality, sessions will not be recorded.

All students who complete the Localization Management Masterclass will receive an Industry Certificate of Completion from The Localization Institute, Inc. 

This Master Class is for:
  • Professionals whose company is entering localization and have been given responsibility for the implementation 
  • Individuals who are already working in localization but would like to advance to a localization management position
  • People who are currently managing localization but would like to benchmark their operation
  • Professionals on the vendor side of the industry who want to make sure they understand the challenges localization managers face

What To Expect

I’ve known Karen for over a decade. She has been a leading voice in the Localization industry. Throughout her professional journey, she’s accumulated decades worth of in-depth localization and business expertise. Karen has been a leader and mentor for many colleagues in the industry, which makes her a fabulous choice to lead this master class. 

Karen Combe is one of those deep-thinking localization industry leaders whose vision and insight I have always trusted. I particularly value her viewpoints on how global industry trends will affect the localization industry going forward.

Karen has in-depth knowledge about the Localization industry – from both vendor and client sides. Her stories will not only enlighten you, they will teach you how to avoid many localization pitfalls.

Karen is a trusted friend and colleague with a wealth of industry experience building and evolving localization teams and models in the enterprise. A testament to her leadership and expertise, there are a number of translation leaders in the industry today who got where they are with her tutelage.
Teresa MarshallVP Globalization & Localization - Salesforce
Mimi HillsDirector - VMware
Jean-François VanreuselDirector of Globalization - Adobe
Wayne BourlandDirector Global Translation Team - Dell Technologies

Course Fees

$599.00 Introductory Price – Ends 7/10/20

$699.00 Regularly Priced

Cancellation Policy:

The Localization Institute, Inc. reserves the right to cancel the Localization Management Master Class if there are less than 10 registrants prior to the first workshop.
You will receive a full refund if the course is canceled.

About Your Trainer

KarenCombe

Karen Combe recently retired from her position as Vice President of Localization at PTC, where she was responsible for product localization as well as for localization support for PTCU, Technical Support, and Marketing. She has been a member of the GILT Leaders Forum, a community of peers in the localization industry, since its inception. Previously, Karen was Senior Vice President at International Language Engineering, where she managed Client Services, Sales and Marketing. Karen holds a B.A in Linguistics from the University of California at Berkeley and a post-graduate degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge. She served in the Peace Corps in Senegal and in International Voluntary Services in Algeria. In addition, Karen worked for 8 years on a ranch in northwestern Colorado training horses and looking after a large herd of cattle.

Course Overview

Preview Webinar Recording

Seattle L10N PM Certification 2018 – Registration Closed

Seattle L10N PM Certification 2018 – Registration Closed

The online training is followed by a classroom workshop.  The workshop will be held on October 15-16 at the Mayflower Hotel in Seattle, WA. Please visit the website for information on location and directions.  We do not have sleeping rooms reserved. You will need to make your own arrangements if you need sleeping rooms. The workshop will include a review of the online material, small group exercises and presentations from localization professionals. The workshop concludes with the certification exam. It is essential that participants bring a laptop to the workshop.

Requirements

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 prerequisites. You will have up to 10 weeks to complete the online self- study prior to the workshop.

Agenda

 

October 15, 2018
Arrival/Check-in 9:00-9:30
Introductions and Review After introductions, the presenter will review the self-study materials and answer questions 9:30-10:30

 

Break 10:30-11:00
Global readiness/Maturity In small groups discuss, document and present global readiness and localization maturity of your own organization 11:00 – 12:00
Lunch 12:00-1:00
Planning In small groups develop, document and present a work breakdown structure for a fictitious project 1:00-2:30
Break 2:30-3:00
Scheduling  In small groups create a schedule for building your house 3:00-4:00
Case Study  Loïc Dufresne de Virel, Intel 4:00-5:00

 

October 16, 2018
Risk Management In small groups develop, document and present a Risk Breakdown Structure for a fictitious project 9:00-10:30
Break 10:30-11:00
Case Study Samantha Reiss, Welocalize 11:00-12:00
Lunch 12:00-1:00
Case Study Erik Vogt, Moravia 1:00-2:00
Break 2:00-2:30
Certification Exam Two hours to complete a 75 question certification test 2:30-4:30

About Your Trainer

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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. Training for localization is a top priority for Willem with focus on project, quality and risk management. Willem has spent four years with the Project Management Institute as director of professional development for the Portland chapter. He is also a former professor at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and has been involved with the Localization Institute from the start.

Willem is the creator and presenter of the Localization Project Management Certification and the Quality Management in Translation Certification Programs. Willem also organizes the US and European round tables for project management.

Course Fees

Registration Closes on September 24. All fees must be paid by September 24 to attend the course.

Regular Single Registration – $1,450

Regular Group Registration (~10% less for 2+) – $1,275 each

Group registration discounts are offered when 2 or more individuals from the same organization register together. The discount is not retroactive.

Program fees include online training, registration for the on-site workshop, test fees for the certification exam, program materials, and lunch and breaks during the 2-day workshop.

Discounts must be used at registration; they are not retroactive. Early Bird tickets must be paid for within 1 week after Early Bird deadline.

Attendees are responsible for their own travel and lodging.

Cancellation Policy:

The Localization Institute, Inc. reserves the right to cancel the Localization Project Management Certification Program if there are less than 15 registrants by one month prior to the workshop. If the program is canceled, you will receive a full refund, minus $500 if you have already started the online training portion.  We can make accommodations to allow you to take the test remotely and receive the certification.  If you choose to do so, you will receive a full refund of the registration fee, minus $900.

You will receive a refund if you cancel up to 3 weeks prior to the workshop, minus $500 if you have already started the online training portion. After that, there is no refund.
We can always, on an individual basis only, make exceptions for illness, etc. or offer credit for the next round of certification.
Warsaw L10N PM Certification 2018 – Registration Now Closed!

Warsaw L10N PM Certification 2018 – Registration Now Closed!

Requirements

Attendees will have 3-5 years of experience in localization   on either the vendor or buyer side. It is essential that participants bring a laptop to the classroom sessions. Please contact us if you have questions about the pre-requisites. The videos can also be viewed on a tablet or smartphone by accessing Litmos through the device’s browser.

Localization PM Certification Workshop

Warsaw, Poland                                                                                         4-5 June 2018

 

4 June 2018

Arrival/Check in 9:00-9:30
Introductions and Review After introductions, the presenter will review the self study materials and answer questions 9:30-10:30

 

Break 10:30-11:00
Global Readiness/Maturity In small groups discuss, document and present global readiness and localization maturity of your own organization 11:00 – 12:00
Lunch 12:00-13:00
Planning In small groups develop, document and present a work breakdown structure for a fictitious project 13:00-14:30
Break 14:30-15:00
Scheduling In small groups create a schedule for building your house 15:00-16:00
Case Study Michaela Bartelt, Electronic Arts  16:00-17:00

 

5 June 2018

Risk Management In small groups develop, document and present a Risk Breakdown Structure for a fictitious project 9:00-10:30
Break  10:30-11:00
Case Study Alessandro Cattelan, Translated Srl 11:00-12:00
Lunch 12:00-13:00
Case Study Gary Lefman, Cisco

INTERNATIONALISATION DISASTERS: WHEN SH*T HITS THE FINN

You will be introduced to the consequences of absent or ineffective internationalisation. Using real world examples, Gary will demonstrate the tragic cost of remedial action and its negative impact on localisation. He will describe preventative actions that all localisation project managers must take and expose you to an award-winning innovation that has proved to make a significant difference to localisation.

13:00-14:00
Break 14:00-14:30
Certification Exam Two hours to complete a 75 question certification test 14:30-16:30

About Your Trainer

Willem_Stoleer_Localization_Institute_team-200x200

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. Training for localization is a top priority for Willem with focus on project, quality and risk management. Willem has spent four years with the Project Management Institute as director of professional development for the Portland chapter. He is also a former professor at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and has been involved with the Localization Institute from the start.

Willem is the creator and presenter of the Localization Project Management Certification and the Quality Management in Translation Certification Programs. Willem also organizes the US and European round tables for project management.

Registration for this event is now CLOSED.

 THIS EVENT MUST BE PAID FOR

VIA SPECIAL INVOICE

Please fill out the registration form below and you will be issued the invoice.

Course Fees

Early Bird Single Registration  (20% off) – Until March 4th – €1,160 + 23% VAT

Regular Single Registration – €1,450 + 23% VAT

Early Bird Group Registration (20% off) –  Until March 4th – €1,025  + 23% VAT each

Regular Group Registration (~10% less for 2+) – €1,275 + 23% VAT each  

Group registration discounts are offered when 2 or more individuals from the same organization register together. The discount is not retroactive.

Program fees include online training, registration for the on-site workshop, test fees for the certification exam, program materials, and lunch and breaks during the 2-day workshop.

Discounts must be used at registration; they are not retroactive. Early Bird tickets must be paid for within 1 week after Early Bird deadline.

Attendees are responsible for their own travel and lodging.

Purchase Instructions

Please be sure to select Pay Via Invoice as your  payment option when purchasing tickets to this event.

You will receive an Invoice with Banking Information for Wire Payment.

Cancellation Policy:

The Localization Institute, Inc. reserves the right to cancel the Localization Project Management Certification Program if there are less than 15 registrants by May 7th, one month prior to the workshop.

If the program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund, minus $400 if you have already started the online training portion.  We can make accommodations to allow you to take the test remotely and receive the certification.  If you choose to do so, you will receive a full refund of the registration fee, minus $600.

If you cancel your registration, there will be no refund if you have started the online study portion. If you have not started the online study portion, you will receive a refund if you cancel up to 3 weeks prior to the workshop. After that, there is no refund.

Heidelberg Project Managers Round Table

Heidelberg Project Managers Round Table

Objectives

  • 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
  • Networking
  • 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 Managers Round Table relies on short presentations, some of them impromptu, followed by extensive discussions involving as many attendees as possible.

An Advisory Board is being organized to assist in the creation of an agenda and to facilitate the topics and presentations that will compose the 2018 Localization Project Managers Round Table. Ulrich Henes (Founder, The Localization Institute) and Willem Stoeller (PMP and Round Table Leader) will co-chair the Advisory Board. Photos and bios of the Advisory Board members will be 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.

Ticket prices include two (2)  dinners.

Registration Information

Fee for the 2018 Project Managers Round Table:

  • Single Registration  – €1100 + 19% MwSt – closes on February 19
  • Group Registration (2 or more ) – €1000 / person + 19% MwSt- closes on February 19

To Request Additional Information Please contact:

Willem Stoeller
The Localization Institute

Lead, Professional Program Development

willem@localizationinstitute.com

+15034678716 (Pacific Coast Timezone)

Heidelberg Round Table Agenda (In development)

Day 1  (Monday, February 26)

3:00 – 11:00 pm              Registration Open; Guest Room Check-In

5:00 – 6:15 pm                Opening Reception in Session Room)

6:15 – 6:30 pm                Walk to Dinner Venue (10 minutes)

6:30 – 8:15 pm                Welcome Dinner

8:15 – 8:30 pm                Return Walk to Campus

8:30 – 9:30 pm                Welcome Session / Introductions

 Moderator: Willem Stoeller (Round Table Leader)

 

Day 2  (Tuesday, February 27)

7:15 – 8:00 am                Continental Breakfast in the session room

8:00 – 9:30 am               Session #1 – Automation (Markus Meisl)

9:30 – 9:40 am               Break

9:40 – 11:10 pm              Session #2 – Agile development processes and their impact on localization (Erik Vogt)

11:10 – 11:20 am             Break

11:20 – 12:50 pm            Session #3 – Processes/best practices for PMs for dealing with user/network generated content (Vanessa Hirthe-Steinle)

12:50 – 1:50 pm              Lunch

1:50 – 3:20 pm                Session #4 –In Country Review or Client Review (Sonja Brass)

3:20 – 3:30 pm               Break

3:30 – 5:00 pm               Session #5 – Multimedia localization (Michaela Bartelt)

5:00 – 6:15 pm               FREE TIME

6:15 – 6:30 pm                Walk to Dinner Venue (10 minutes)

6:30 – 8:30 pm              Dinner

8:30 – 8:45 pm              Return Walk to Campus (10 minutes)

 

Day 3  (Wednesday, February 28)

7:45 – 8:30 am                Continental Breakfast in the session room

8:30 – 10:00 am             Session #6 – L10n platforms or management tools (Maria Ramos)

10:00 – 10:15 am            Break

10:15 – 11:45 am             Session #7 – Metrics and KPIs (Willem Stoeller)

11:45 – 1:00 pm              Lunch

1:00 – 2:30 pm               Session #8 – Open Session

2:30 pm                           Adjourn / Guest Room Check-Out

Your Round Table Moderators 

  • Willem StoellerRound Table Leader

    Willem_Stoleer_Localization_Institute_team-200x200

    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. Training for localization is a top priority for Willem with focus on project, quality and risk management. Willem has spent four years with the Project Management Institute as director of professional development for the Portland chapter. He is also a former professor at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and has been involved with the Localization Institute from the start.

    Willem is the creator and presenter of the Localization Project Management Certification and the Quality Management in Translation Certification Programs. Willem also organizes the US and European round tables for project management.


  • Ulrich HenesAdvisory Board Co-Chair

    Ulrich Henes

    Ulrich Henes is the Founder and President of The Localization Institute.  Already in his early years, Ulrich was fascinated by language, cultural differences, and global business. He spent the first decade of his career organizing international campaigns against the arms race and apartheid; and promoting global social justice.  For the past 25 years Ulrich has channeled his passion for all things global into promoting awareness and respect for differences among people, countries, and languages in the international business community.

  • Markus MeislManager Translation Services at SAP

    Marcus Meisl

    Markus Meisl is a member of the management team of the language services department at SAP, one of the world’s leading providers of enterprise software. His current focus is on managing the three translation and localization service teams handling the product units for cloud, technologies and platforms, and mergers and acquisitions. Previously, Markus headed the central corporate translation team for German and English at SAP. Since joining SAP’s implementation methodology group in 1998, he has covered various roles within knowledge and product management ranging from translation and coordination of technical documentation, product definition and early training, to rollout and partner relations. In the 1990s, Markus worked as a freelance translator and interpreter in Vancouver, Canada, where he became involved in his first localization projects. He also worked as a freelance interpreter for the European Commission in Brussels. Markus holds a degree in conference interpreting for German, Spanish and Portuguese from the University of Heidelberg.

  • Michaela Bartelt Senior Localization Director at Electronic Arts

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    Michaela Bartelt is senior localization director at EA, heading up all worldwide localization functions including translation, recordings, vendor management, testing and engineering for the video game developer and publisher. Originally a translator by education, she looks back at 15 years of experience in the game localization industry. Her current focus is shaping the strategic direction of localization in the company’s shift to online service models.

  • Erik Vogt Director of Solutions at Moravia

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    Erik Vogt is Director of Solutions at Moravia, and has worked with some of the world’s most ambitious and innovative technology customers in the world since 1998. His focus is on management and in developing data-driven solutions that solve real business problems in language services. With a passion for metrics, people and lateral thinking, Erik enjoys helping frame problems and quantitatively evaluate and implement unique win-win solutions.

  • Maria Ramos Localization Manager

    Maria

     

    María Ramos Merino is a freelance localization manager and consultant, offering expertise in translation tools, process, and workflows. She currently acts as Localization Manager at Beabloo and supports LocWorld and the Localization Institute on various projects. Previously, María worked as Production Manager at Version internationale, a French translation provider. She has performed several positions on the vendor side and has extensive knowledge of the industry. Technology savvy, María holds a Master’s degree in Translation Technologies from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

     

  • Vanessa Hirthe-Steinle Feature Manager

    Vanessa Hirthe-Steinle

    As Feature Manager, Vanessa Hirthe-Steinle handles the ongoing strategic development of certain features of the online platform crossMarket.

    After completing her studies in German philology, history, and political science, she worked as a project manager and business development manager for language service providers in Germany and Switzerland for several years.

    From 2013 to 2016, Vanessa worked at Across Systems GmbH as Team Leader Language Service Providers responsible for handling customer concerns of translation companies.

    In 2016, she chose to depart from Across Systems and the industry before eventually returning as Feature Manager for crossMarket in 2017.

     

  • Sonja Brass

Media Sponsor

LocWorld35 – Silicon Valley

LocWorld35 – Silicon Valley

LocWorld is the leading conference for international business, translation, localization and global website management. Attendees are the people responsible for communicating across the boundaries of language and culture in the global marketplace. With a specific emphasis on global business the conference provides an opportunity for the exchange of high-value information in the language and translation services and technologies market.

The conference is especially valuable for companies that want to venture into new international markets. People new to localization will benefit from the Global Business Best Practices and the Localization Core Competencies tracks as well as the informative exhibition area. Experienced professionals attend to learn about new tools, methods and business practices in the areas of localization and internationalization. Networking and mutual problem discussion opportunities will abound at the social gatherings, meals and break periods. Exhibitors will be present to provide information about their products and services to all levels of attendees.

Silicon Valley L10N PM Certification 2017

Silicon Valley L10N PM Certification 2017

Registration For This Event Is Now Closed!

Requirements

Attendees will have 3-5 years of experience in localization on either the vendor or buyer side. It is essential that participants bring a laptop to the classroom sessions. Please contact us if you have questions about the pre-requisites. The videos can also be viewed on a tablet or smartphone by accessing Litmos through the device’s browser.

Workshop Agenda

 

October 30, 2017
Arrival/Check in 9:00-9:30
Introductions and Review After introductions, the presenter will review the self study materials and answer questions 9:30-10:30

 

Break 10:30-11:00
Localization Maturity In small groups discuss, document and present global readiness and localization maturity of your own organization 11:00 – 12:00
Lunch 12:00-1:00
Planning In small groups develop, document and present a work breakdown structure for a fictitious project 1:00-2:30
Break 2:30-3:00
Scheduling In small groups create a schedule for building your house 3:00-4:00
Done That, What Is Next? Now that you have completed this localization project management program, what is next? Willem will lead a discussion on other learning opportunities ranging from processes and technology to open exchange with other localization project managers or even general project management. 4:00-5:00

 

October 31, 2017
Risk Management In small groups develop, document and present a Risk Breakdown Structure for a fictitious project 9:00-10:30
Break 10:30-11:00
Case Study Human Customer Support at Machine Speed 
by Patrick McLouglin of Eventbrite
11:00-12:00
Lunch 12:00-1:00
Case Study Enterprise Metrics Dashboard 
by Anna Schlegal of NetApp
1:00-2:00
Break 2:00-2:30
Certification Exam Two hours to complete a 75 question certification test 2:30-4:30

Registration Now Closed!

Course Fees

Single registration: $ 1,450
Group registration: $ 1,275

(Group registration discounts are offered when 2 or more individuals from the same organization register.)

Discounts must be used at registration; they are not retroactive.

Program fees include online training, registration for the on-site workshop, test fees for the certification exam, program materials, and lunch and breaks during the 2-day workshop.

Attendees are responsible for their own travel and lodging.

About Your Trainer

Willem_Stoleer_Localization_Institute_team-200x200

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. Training for localization is a top priority for Willem with focus on project, quality and risk management. Willem has spent four years with the Project Management Institute as director of professional development for the Portland chapter. He is also a former professor at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and has been involved with the Localization Institute from the start.

Willem is the creator and presenter of the Localization Project Management Certification and the Quality Management in Translation Certification Programs. Willem also organizes the US and European round tables for project management.

Cancellation Policy:

The Localization Institute, Inc. reserves the right to cancel the Localization Project Management Certification Program if there are less than 15 registrants by one month prior to the workshop.

If the program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund, minus $400 if you have already started the online training portion.  We can make accommodations to allow you to take the test remotely and receive the certification.  If you choose to do so, you will receive a full refund of the registration fee, minus $600.

If you cancel your registration, there will be no refund if you have started the online study portion. If you have not started the online study portion, you will receive a refund if you cancel up to 3 weeks prior to the workshop. After that, there is no refund.

LocWorld34 – Barcelona

LocWorld34 – Barcelona

LocWorld is the leading conference for international business, translation, localization and global website management. Attendees are the people responsible for communicating across the boundaries of language and culture in the global marketplace. With a specific emphasis on global business the conference provides an opportunity for the exchange of high-value information in the language and translation services and technologies market.

The conference is especially valuable for companies that want to venture into new international markets. People new to localization will benefit from the Global Business Best Practices and the Localization Core Competencies tracks as well as the informative exhibition area. Experienced professionals attend to learn about new tools, methods and business practices in the areas of localization and internationalization. Networking and mutual problem discussion opportunities will abound at the social gatherings, meals and break periods. Exhibitors will be present to provide information about their products and services to all levels of attendees.

Barcelona L10N PM Certification – Registration Now Closed

Barcelona L10N PM Certification – Registration Now Closed

Requirements

Attendees will have 3-5 years experience as a localization project manager on either the vendor or buyer side. It is essential that participants bring a laptop to the classroom sessions. Please contact us if you have questions about the pre-requisites. The videos can also be viewed on a tablet or smartphone by accessing Litmos through the device’s browser.

Barcelona Workshop Agenda

Day One – June 12, 2017
9:00-9:30am  Arrival/Check in
9:30-10:30am
Introductions and Review
After introductions, the presenter will review the self study materials and answer questions
10:30-11:00am  Break
11:00 – 12:00pm
Global readiness/Maturity
In small groups discuss, document and present global readiness and localization maturity of your own organization
12:00-1:00pm Lunch
1:00-2:30pm
Planning
In small groups develop, document and present a work breakdown structure for a fictitious project
2:30-3:00pm  Break
3:00-4:00pm
Scheduling
In small groups create a schedule for building your house
4:00-4:45pm
Done That, What Is Next?
Now that you have completed this localization project management program, what is next? Willem will lead a discussion on other learning opportunities ranging from processes and technology to open exchange with other localization project managers or even general project management.

 

Day Two – June 13, 2017
9:00-10:30am
Risk Management
In small groups develop, document and present a Risk Breakdown Structure for a fictitious project
10:30-11:00am  Break
11:00-12:00am
Project Management
Super PMing by Nandia Savvopoulou 
12:00-1:00pm  Lunch
1:00-2:00pm
Continuous Translation
Continuous translation and its impact on quality management/customer experience by Dave Ruane
2:00-2:30pm  Break
2:30-4:30pm
Certification Exam
Two hours to complete a 75 question certification test

Course Fees

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Single registration: € 1,450 (per person)
Group registration: € 1,275 (per person)

In order to be EU VAT Compliant, The Localization Institute will need to bill in Euros for all attendees. Currency conversion can be accomplished through PayPal payment options.

Group registration discounts are offered when 2 or more individuals from the same organization register. Early bird rates are offered for each session. Please see the session registration page for effective dates. Program fees include online training, registration for the on-site workshop, test fees for the certification exam, program materials, and lunch and breaks during the 2-day workshop. Attendees are responsible for their own travel and lodging.

Cancellation Policy:

The Localization Institute, Inc. reserves the right to cancel the Localization Project Management Certification Program if there are less than 15 registrants by one month prior to the workshop.

If the program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund, minus $400 if you have already started the online training portion.  We can make accommodations to allow you to take the test remotely and receive the certification.  If you choose to do so, you will receive a full refund of the registration fee, minus $600.

Berkeley PM Round Table

Berkeley PM Round Table

Objectives

  • 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
  • Networking
  • 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 Managers 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 Managers 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.

This Project Managers Round Table will be held on May 17-19, 2017 at the beautiful University of California Berkeley campus in Berkeley, California.

Registration Information

Fee for the 2017 Project Managers Round Table:

  • Single Registration (lodging included) – $1350 – closes on May 10
  • Single Registration (lodging not included) – $1200 – open until start of event on May 17
  • Group Registration (3 or more – lodging included) – $1250 / person – closes on May 10
  • Group Registration (3 or more – lodging not included) – $1100 – open until start of event on May 17
Note: A limited number of on-the-day registrations (lodging not included) will also be available.

To Request Additional Information Please contact:

Jill Nellis
jill@localizationinstitute.com
1-(608) 826-5001

Berkeley Round Table Agenda

Wednesday, May 17

 Day 1

4:00 – 5:00 PM Registration Open ; Guest Room Check-In
5:00 – 6:30 PM (1:30) Opening Reception
6:30 – 8:30 PM (2:00) Welcome Dinner (TBD)
8:30 – 9:30 PM (1:00) Welcome Session / Introductions – Willem Stoeller

 

(Thursday, May 18)

Day 2

7:00 – 8:00 AM (1:00) Breakfast
8:00 – 9:30 AM (1:30) Session #1 – Stakeholder Management 
Moderator: Catherine Dove
9:30 – 9:40 AM (:10) Break
9:40 AM – 11:10 PM (1:30) Session #2 – Metrics and KPIs
Moderator: Anna Schlegel
11:10 – 11:20 AM (:10) Break
11:20 – 12:50 AM (1:30) Session #3 – Importance of Mentorship Programs (Management Skill Advancement)
Moderator: Katja Zuske
12:50 – 1:50 PM (1:00) LUNCH
1:50 – 3:20 PM (1:30) Session #4 – In Country Review/Client Review
Moderator: Alison Strahan
3:20 – 3:30 PM (:10) Break
3:30 – 5:00 PM (1:30) Session #5 – Agile Development Processes and Their Impact on Localization
Moderator: Patrick McLoughlin
5:00 PM Adjourn
5:00 – 6:30 PM (1:30) Free Time
6:30 – 8:30 PM (2:00) Dinner – Restaurant  TBD

 

Friday, May 19

 Day 3

7:30 – 8:30 AM (1:00) Breakfast
8:30 – 10:00 AM (1:30) Session #6 – Processes/Best Practices for PMs When Dealing with User/Network Generated Content
Moderator: Samantha Henderson 
10:00 – 10:15 AM (:15) Break
10:15 AM – 11:45 AM (1:30) Session #7 – Multimedia Localization
Moderator: Gregor Kneitz
11:45 – 1:00 PM (1:15) Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 PM (1:30) Session #8 – Open Session
2:30 PM Adjourn
3:00 PM Guest Room Check-Out

Berkeley Advisory Board

Advisory Board Members

  • Willem Stoeller


    Willem Stoeller

    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.

  • Anna N Schlegel

    AnnaSchlegel

    Anna Schlegel is Senior Director of Information Engineering and Globalization at NetApp. Much of her time is spent focusing on making sure that the right content reaches the right people, when, where, and how they need it, in the language they prefer: Their own. She has led globalization teams for over twenty years with large enterprises including Cisco, VMware, Xerox, and NetApp and for two localization vendors as the CEO and general manager. Her work has been published on Forbes.com, Fortune.com, Gala.com, Multilingual.com, and other research industry forums. Anna is a respected leader in the globalization community. She frequently delivers lectures, webinars, keynotes and round tables at universities, corporations, and other international organizations. Anna is the author of Truly Global, The Theory and Practice of Bringing Your Company to International Markets (2016, FriesenPress). She’s also the co-founder of Women in Localization and the Chair of Women in Technology at NetApp. She is the recipient of the 2017 Women Worth Watching in STEM Award by the Diversity Journal.

  • Katja Zuske


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    Katja Zuske is a Localization Program Manager at eBay, specializing in the company’s mobile apps. During her 20 years in the L10n industry, she has worked on both the vendor and client sides, run her own consulting business, and fulfilled roles from translator to Director of Language Services and LQA specialist to voice-over talent. In addition to evangelizing L10n best practices wherever she goes, Katja is passionate about knowledge sharing and mentoring. Katja has presented at industry forums such as the Localization World conference, the Localization Institute Management Round Table, the Medical Localization Round Table, client summits, and MIIS. Katja holds an MA in Technical Translation from the University of Hildesheim, Germany.

  • Samantha Reiss

    Samantha Hendersen

    Samantha Reiss is a Senior Director of Customer Services at Welocalize, who brings ten years of experience in the language services industry to a role that focuses on the creation, development and optimization of localization programs for the world’s leading technology and software companies. Focusing on innovation to drive continual improvement and change, Samantha keeps pace with industry trends in production processes, tools and resource models to deliver tailored solutions for clients whose needs are constantly changing and evolving. She has managed global production teams in New York, London and San Francisco, and graduated with an MA in translation and interpretation from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, with secondments at both l’Institut Libre Marie Haps in Brussels and the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid.

  • Catherine Dove

    Catherine Dove_Berkeley RT 2017

    Catherine Dove is the Sr Director of Localization at Z-Axis Tech Solutions, a global provider of consulting, localization, and IT services. She is responsible for designing and implementing globalization quality strategies for strategic clients looking for the best possible results in alignment with their in-country stakeholders, and with optimal process and cost efficiency. Prior to joining the vendor side, Catherine managed worldwide quality and operational excellence teams on the client side for over 10 years, at PayPal and i2 Technologies. She is a frequent speaker at Localization and Machine Translation conferences.

  • Patrick McLoughlin

    Patrick McLoughlin

    Patrick McLoughlin is Manager of Localization at Eventbrite, where he manages global releases of the popular ticketing platform in 16 markets. He has 20 years of experience in the language industry in such diverse fields as translation and interpreting, language teaching, multilingual desktop publishing, subtitling, machine translation and lexicography. Prior to Eventbrite, Patrick spent five years at Yahoo! as both localization project manager and terminology manager. He holds an MA in Classics from the University of Oxford. He is Adjunct Professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, teaching a class on localization as a profession to MA students. He is also a regular speaker at Localization industry events

  • Alison Strahan

    Alison Strahan

    Alison Strahan manages marketing and communications localization for the Adobe Experience Cloud and has been working at Adobe for over ten years. She works closely with Adobe’s Global Search team, Studio team and with stakeholders — both local and in the field — to ensure an effective and holistic approach to marketing localization. Alison considers herself a cultural ambassador advocating for the regions to ensure they receive the same engaging and relevant experience as the North American customers. In the past she worked in television, radio and print as a producer, writer and reporter which informs her passion for linguistics and eloquent communication.

  • Gregor Kneitz

    Gregor Kneitz

    Gregor Kneitz is the Lead for Facebook content localization, providing access to Help Center, Developer Documentation and Sales/Marketing support for people around the world. During his 20 years in the Tech industry, Gregor has worked on the localization and internationalization of many products and services incl. products for productivity, Database solutions and Gaming & Entertainment platforms. He is a competitive public speaker and a multiple-time division and district champion in Toastmasters International. Gregor holds an MBA from the University of Washington, Bothell.

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