Six Essentials for Successful Translation Managers
Tuesday, 15 September, 2009
This session will help translation/localization managers develop their skills to become successful in their role. Six essentials will be discussed along with an interactive discussion around best practices, real learning experiences along with positive solutions. The six essentials: 1. Get organizational buy-in for your process, explain value; 2. Set realistic expectations, understand risks and impact to your projects; 3. Be involved at the content level – become a language enablement manager; 4. Translation management, build a quality foundation; 5. Invest in vendor relationships; 6. Recognize your own strengths and weaknesses; discover ways to capitalize on strengths and develop weaknesses.
Participants will gain insight on how to work with key stakeholders, including the business unit and internal review resources. Setting the expectations of these two populations is essential to a successful translation project as measured by quality and satisfaction. Participants will receive explicit examples of how to communicate important information regarding the translation process throughout the organization so that others understand and accept the current status of any one translation project, including quality. The session will also discuss the critical element of solid vendor partnerships.
Lonie Goldsberry is the Global Translations Manager for PDI Ninth House, which for over 40 years has specialized in Talent Management Consulting using pioneering principles in industrial organizational psychology and cutting-edge research. PDI Ninth House does business globally in over 18 locations outside the US. Lonie has a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor's degree with a triple major in Psychology, French and Literature.
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