Localization Project Management Certification

Track: Global Toolbox | GTB1 |
This session requires a minimum of 8 registered attendees by June 10.
Monday, July 11, 2022, 9:00am – 5:00pm 
Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Julia Cassidy - Momentive 
Karen Combe - Localization Institute 
Esther Curiel - Indeed 
Willem Stoeller - Localization Institute 
Peng Wang - EDUinLOC

This certification program is a combination of online and in-person training. The online training has 23 learning topics and 10 interviews with industry leaders within four major modules, quizzes, and a practice exam. You can begin as soon as you register, and you have until July 10 to complete it. The online training is followed by a classroom workshop to be held on July 11-12, at The Academy: Am Schillertheater 2, 10625 Berlin. Please visit the website for information on location and directions. In this workshop, we will include a review of the online material, small group exercises, and presentations from localization professionals. The workshop concludes with the certification exam. It is essential that participants bring a laptop to the workshop.

Requirements: Attendees must have three-five years of localization experience on either the vendor or buyer side. Please contact us if you have questions about the prerequisite. You will have up to ten weeks to complete the online self-study prior to the workshop. This is not a course in beginning project management.

Curriculum: The methodology used in this certification course is based on the internationally recognized project management standard ISO 21500:2021— “Project, programme and portfolio management — Context and concepts” with adaptations for the localization industry. In addition, there are modules on internationalization, localization, and globalization concepts, global communication, managing virtual teams, and effective communication with stakeholders, localization maturity, the Project Management Institute, machine translation (including neural machine translation), the localization supply chain, localization in an agile environment, community translation, managing interpretation, and localization management.

Cancellation Policy: this policy supersedes the LocWorld general cancellation policy.
LocWorld, Ltd. reserves the right to cancel the Localization Project Management Certification Program if there are less than 8 registrants by June 10. If the course is cancelled, you will receive a full refund if you have not logged in to Litmos (the online learning platform), a 50% refund if you have logged into Litmos. You will receive a 30% refund if you switch to the online-only program that contains the same online learning portion with online assignments instead of the in-person workshop.

If you cancel, you will receive a full refund if you have not logged into Litmos, a 40% refund if you have logged into Litmos. We can make exceptions on an individual basis for illness, accidents, and such, or we can offer credit for the next round of certification.

Agenda: July 11, 2022
9:00-9:30       Arrival/Check in
9:30-10:30     Introductions and Review: After introductions, the presenter will review some of the self-study materials and answer questions.
10:30-11:00   Break
11:00–12:00  Global Readiness/Maturity: Small groups will discuss, document, and present global readiness and localization maturity from their own organizations.
12:00-1:00     Lunch
1:00-2:00       Case Study: From Operational to Strategic: Different Uses of Data in a Localization Program, Speaker: Esther Curiel (Indeed)
2:00-2:30       Break
2:30-3:30       Planning: Small groups will develop, document, and present a work breakdown structure for a fictitious project.
3:30-4:30       Localization Supply Chains: How to Improve Your Localization Supply Chain, Speaker: Julia Cassidy (Momentive)

Agenda: July 12, 2022
9:00-10:30    Case Study: A CloserLook at Neural MT, Speaker: Peng Wang (EDUinLOC)
10:30-11:00    Break
11:00–12:00   Scheduling: Small groups will create a schedule for building their dream houses.
12:00-1:00      Lunch
1:00-2:00        Quality Management: Small groups will discuss, document, and present quality management and issues of their own organizations.
2:00-3:00        Case Study: Stakeholder Engagement, Speaker: Karen Combe (Localization Institute)
3:00-5:00        Certification Exam: Two hours scheduled to complete a 75-question certification test.

This session will be held at:
bbw Akademie für Betriebswirtschaftliche
Weiterbildung GmbH
Am Schillertheater 2 | 10625 Berlin

Fees for this two-day session are €1.300