Localization Project Management

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Course Details

  • Location: Downtown Seattle, Online
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Class Times: Evenings
  • Cost : $1,099

Next Start Date:

April 3, 2017

This course is part of a certificate program. You can also take it without enrolling in the program.

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About this Course


This course introduces students to in-depth concepts of localization project management. Students will learn how to communicate deliverables effectively, collect process and technical information in localization kits that are handed off to production and find out how to create and maintain budgets and schedules for international projects. The course takes into consideration project management best practices applied to software localization projects. Students will learn about communication across multiple time zones, understand who the main stakeholders are in a typical software localization project as well as learn about scheduling challenges & budgeting.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to localization project management
  • Project plan and communication
  • Project stakeholders
  • Localization kit creation
  • Communication tools and strategies
  • Distributed teams consolidation
  • Core team
  • Vendor team
  • Scheduling
  • Budgeting
  • Terminology management
  • Tools
  • Terminology workflow
  • Building an ROI case for terminology management
  • Quality control
  • Bug/issues tracking
  • Risk management
  • Market outlook

Program Overview

This course is part of the Certificate in Localization: Customizing Software for the World.

Learning Formats

Classroom

Attend class in person and engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. Assignments and other course materials are delivered through Canvas, a web-based learning management system that also serves as a communications hub. You must attend at least 60 percent of your class sessions in person. You may view the remainder online, either as recorded sessions or in real time (limit of two live-streamed sessions per quarter).

Online

Courses are streamed online in real time from the classroom. You interact with your instructors and fellow students via chat, using Adobe Connect web conferencing software. Assignments and other course materials are delivered through Canvas, a web-based learning management system that also serves as a communications hub. For added flexibility, each quarter you may view recordings of up to 40 percent of your class sessions instead of attending in real time. You also can attend the classroom sessions in person as often as you like.

Blended

Our special blended programs combine the convenience of online study with the vibrancy of in-person classes for a unique learning experience.

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