Translation and Localization Project Management

Romina Kohei
Romina Kohei

This course aims to enhance practical knowledge of translation and localization project management and is targeted to LSP project managers, heads of translation departments and translators who want to become project managers.

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  • Description

    This course aims to enhance practical knowledge of translation and localization project management. It targets language service provider project managers, heads of translation departments and translators who want to become project managers.

    Good project management leads to successful projects and offers peace of mind - and these increase customer satisfaction and represent opportunities to expand your services. This video course will address the best practices for translation/localization project managers and discuss in depth:

    • Project management framework
    • Scope definition and management
    • Risk management

    Methodology

    • Video course with presentations
    • Downloadable material for study
    • Practice-oriented exercises
    • Visualization techniques
    • Online tests
    • Bonus materials

    Objectives

    • Understanding the project management framework and the role of the project manager in the service chain
    • Incorporating translation/localization project management best practices in order to work systematically when managing projects
    • Communicating effectively with the team and stakeholders
    • Understanding the customer
    • Defining the scope of project management tasks and responsibilities in each project phase
    • Understanding risk and change management and developing management strategies for conflict situations
    • Mastering expectations management
  • Curriculum
    • Welcome!

      This course will be of immense value to you if any of the following applies:

      • You’re new to project management.
      • You are completely overwhelmed and find yourself doing more firefighting than management.
      • You have just been awarded the proverbial project from hell.
      • You are an experienced project manager but you’ve been on a bad streak because you’ve gotten too comfortable.
      • You are looking to refresh or improve your skills.

    • 1:47
      We Are Happy to Have You on Board :-)
    • Course Overview
    • Before You Start…
    • Section 1: Introduction

      In this module you will:

      1. Explore the specific characteristics of Translation and Localization projects, the factors that contribute to their success and failure, and what contributes to the project's efficiency.
      2. Get a bird’s eye view of a typical project lifecycle.
      3. Understand how to work on the relationship with the client, which are the different types of clients according to their level of maturity, and how to help them out to become more mature.
      4. Learn about the project structure, project management framework and different methodologies you can apply to managing your projects.
      5. Take action! You want to complete the exercises at the end of the module immediately. This is so important to do while everything is fresh in your mind, and most importantly, report on your insights by leaving a comment.

    • Module overview
    • 2:47
      Translation & Localization Projects Characteristics
    • 6:09
      Bird’s Eye View of a Typical Project Life Cycle
    • 11:36
      The Localization Maturity Model
    • 4:30
      Project Management Framework
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    • Section 2: Project Initiation

      In this module you will:

      1. Review all the best practices of project initiation and then get into the specific must-take steps.
      2. Understand what are the key pieces of data that you must gather in advance and how they come together to make sure you know exactly what project success means.
      3. Learn how to set your project boundaries and define what is in or out of those boundaries.
      4. Identify which are the potential issues that may occur and put your project at risk, what is the likelihood that they happen, what’s the impact they could have, and how to mitigate those risks.
      5. Look at the strategies for communication that you can and must use during this cycle, including communication frameworks and meeting management.
      6. Estimate and calculate your budget, considering assumptions before preparing your quote.
      7. Take action! You want to complete the exercises at the end of the module immediately. This is so important to do while everything is fresh in your mind, and most importantly, report on your insights by leaving a comment or sending me an email at academy@gliderpath.com

    • Module overview
    • 3:52
      Project Initiation
    • 6:23
      Goal Settings & Data Gathering
    • 4:00
      Risk Analysis
    • 4:06
      Communication Strategies
    • 2:52
      Guidelines for Meetings
    • 9:42
      Budget & Estimations
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    • Section 3: Project Planning

      In this module you will:

      1. Learn which are the tasks you should perform during this cycle.
      2. Visualize the plan representation in a Gantt-chart.
      3. Understand the critical path.
      4. Start learning and applying the basics of people and team management.
      5. Differentiate and learn when to apply the right management style.
      6. Calculate and manage yours and your team’s availability.
      7. Plan and work with contingency, including understanding the three simplest and most effective to use contingency.
      8. Take action! You want to complete the exercises at the end of the module immediately. This is so important to do while everything is fresh in your mind, and most importantly, report on your insights by leaving a comment or sending me an email at academy@gliderpath.com

    • Module overview
    • 3:05
      The Project Plan
    • 2:03
      Gantt Charts & the Critical Path
    • 6:06
      People Management
    • 5:08
      Managing People’s Availability
    • 7:19
      Working with Contingency
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    • Check-in: How Are You Doing So Far?
    • Section 4: Project Execution & Monitoring

      In this module you will:

      1. Learn the requirements for successful project implementation.
      2. Ensure good progress throughout the project by establishing checkpoints.
      3. Understand which constraints determine the Project Scope and uncover the driver constraint.
      4. Set clear criteria to stay on top of disruptive changes when they are necessary for the project.
      5. Understand how to monitor, capture and influence expectations.
      6. Set and implement a quality assurance process.
      7. Review the different industry-specific standards for management and quality.
      8. Get to the heart of what is important for project stakeholders and incorporate it in different reports.
      9. Learn the best practices for a comprehensive project status report.
      10. Take action! You want to complete the exercises at the end of the module immediately. This is so important to do while everything is fresh in your mind, and most importantly, report on your insights by leaving a comment or sending me an email at academy@gliderpath.com

    • Module overview
    • 2:05
      The Production Phase
    • 2:48
      Monitoring Your Project
    • 1:59
      Triple Constraints
    • 4:29
      Change Management
    • 7:50
      Expectations Management
    • 6:41
      Quality Assurance
    • 4:16
      A Word on Industry Standards
    • 5:41
      Project Reports
    • 4:58
      The Status Report
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    • Section 5: Project Completion

      In this module you will:

      1. Understand the essentials of Project Closure and the basic activities that should be carried out during this stage.
      2. Learn how to set up a well-defined procedure for project documentation.
      3. Carry out a successful and meaningful post-project analysis.
      4. Incorporate project closure best practices.
      5. Celebrate!

    • Module overview
    • 1:33
      Closing a Project
    • 1:17
      Update Your Project Documentation
    • 5:02
      Project Evaluation – The Post-Mortem
    • 1:20
      Closure Best Practices
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    • Section 6: Project Manager Competencies & Soft Skills

      In this module you will:

      1. Take a look at specific competencies and observable behaviors successful and competent project managers should aspire to.
      2. Learn successful project management strategies for Leadership and Management
      3. Learn successful project management strategies for Effective Communication
      4. Understand problem-solving and decision-making process stages and learn successful project management strategies for this competency.
      5. Apply Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to team motivation
      6. Learn successful project management strategies for Team Motivation and Development
      7. Learn successful project management strategies for Negotiation.

    • Module overview
    • 1:10
      What Are Competencies
    • 1:29
      Leadership & Management
    • 2:00
      Communication
    • 2:01
      Problem Solving & Decision Making
    • 2:57
      Motivation & Development of Your Team
    • 1:54
      Negotiation
    • 0:57
      Effectiveness
    • Section 7: Business Acumen

      In this module you will:

      1. Discover what business acumen is and why it is important to develop it
      2. Start acting with the customer in mind, fostering long lasting mutually beneficial relationship with them
      3. Foster seamless cooperation with Sales and the sales aspects of project management
      4. Learn to uncover new business opportunities for your company in your role as project manager
      5. Help your company increase revenue and profitability

    • Module overview
    • 2:30
      Definition of Business Acumen
    • 1:46
      Acting with Customer in Mind
    • 2:10
      Collaborating with Sales
    • 2:03
      Uncovering New Opportunities
    • Section 8: Course Closure

      During this module, you will learn how to bring together all the knowledge you have gained and implement it in your day to day project management for continuous success.

    • Module overview
    • 3:42
      Replicating Success
    • Section 9: Bonus Material

      These bonus materials will help you dive a little deeper, strengthen the course concepts, and make it easier for you implement them in your day to day project management.

      Make sure to check them out, download them and use them!

    • Glossary
    • Project Management Templates