Why do some teams fall back to a waterfall localization model? The waterfall approach is an old and inefficient model that slows the product cycle down and results in lower quality. Breaking free from this mindset and establishing a lean localization process are key elements to achieving agile localization. But what prevents us from achieving lean localization on any development model, and why? Kåre Lindahl and Quynn Megan Le discuss how a lean localization process can improve the quality of software localization and get products to market more quickly.
Quynn Megan Le has over 14 years' experience in both international engineering and program management. At leading industry conferences she has presented how cross functional teams such as development, localization, QE and translation vendors can work together to speed up development cycles and improve productivity. In her spare time, she likes to read.
Raised in Sweden, Kåre lived in the UK for 10 years before relocating to the US to join the IT boom in Silicon Valley. With over 20 years experience in high-tech gained by serving in executive roles within companies such as Oracle, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, and Hogia, Kåre is now CEO of Venga Global, a specialized full-service translation and localization company working with some of the biggest names in technology brands. Follow Kåre @karelindahl.