Translation and Localization Project Management

The art of the possible

| Kent State University
| Kent State University
ISBN 9789027231925 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027283245 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
Over the past three decades, translation has evolved from a profession practiced largely by individuals to a cottage industry model and finally to a formally recognized industrial sector that is project-based, heavily outsourced and that encompasses a wide range of services in addition to translation. As projects have grown in size, scope and complexity, and as project teams have become increasingly distributed across geographies, time zones, languages and cultures, formalized project management has emerged as both a business requirement and a critical success factor for language service providers. In recognition of these developments, this volume examines the application of project management concepts, tools and techniques to translation and localization projects. The contributors are seasoned practitioners and scholars who offer insights into the central role of project management in the language industry today and discuss best-practice approaches to the adaptation of generic project management knowledge, skills, tools and techniques for translation and localization projects.
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Table of Contents
Mapping terra incognita: Project management in the discipline of translation studies
Keiran J. Dunne and Elena S. Dunne
I. Project management in the context of translation and localization business
Strategic views on localization project management: The importance of global product management and portfolio management
Salvatore Giammarresi
Selecting enterprise project management software: More than just a build-or-buy decision?
Alain Chamsi
II. Project management knowledge areas
Applying PMI methodology to translation and localization projects: Project Integration Management
Alexandra Zouncourides-Lull
Requirements collection: The foundation of scope definition and scope management in localization projects
Natalia Levitina
Managing the fourth dimension: Time and schedule in translation and localization projects
Keiran J. Dunne
From vicious to virtuous cycle: Customer-focused translation quality management using ISO 9001 principles and Agile methodologies
Keiran J. Dunne
Effective communication in translation and localization project management
Natalia Tsvetkov and Veronica Tsvetkov
Risk management in localization
Mark Lammers
III. Managing human and organizational factors
Rethinking the role of the localization project manager
Richard Sikes
Project as a learning environment: Scaffolding team learning in translation projects
Elena S. Dunne
Global virtual teams
Willem Stoeller
Relationship management: A strategy for fostering localization success
Karen Combe
IV. Translation and localization project management in action
Managing the challenges of game localization
Ping Zhou
Project management for crowdsourced translation: How user-translated content projects work in real life
Donald A. DePalma and Nataly Kelly
Additional resources
Author index
Subject index
Translation and Localization Project Management: The art of the possible, edited by Keiran Dunne and Elena Dunne, is a comprehensive and long overdue collection of essays that cover the complex set of different skills required to succeed as a translation and localization project manager. [...] It constitutes the most comprehensive and most updated overview of PM available, and it will be essential reading for students, trainers and scholars working in this under-researched field.”
“[...] the overarching thrust of this volume is not so much about discussing competing frameworks for project management in the language industry, but about how generic project management frameworks, as represented by the PMBOK, can be used and adapted in the context of translation and localization. [...] I definitely recommend this volume for scholars, practitioners, and students. It is accessible, well-written, and well-edited throughout. I see it as a solid contribution to the literature on applied translation studies. The volume has a solid introduction, a clear organization, and the topics and authors chosen represent some of the more important scholars and practitioners in the industry.”
“The articles, written by respected industry experts, provide valuable information both of the general project management techniques documented in the PMBOK and of localization-specific issues related to project management. This information would be extremely useful to any novel localization project manager.”
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Subjects & Metadata

Translation & Interpreting Studies

Translation Studies
BIC Subject: CFP – Translation & interpretation
BISAC Subject: LAN023000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Translating & Interpreting
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2011032360 | Marc record