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
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