Localisation Project Management - “Make it clear, keep it simple, make it happen.”


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Make a good start to your projects. Understand exactly what must be done and do this in an efficient way.
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This is the first presentation in a series of six 75 minute instructor-led modules to give Localisation professionals an overview of a simple effective process for managing projects successfully. This series is designed for people whose job it is to manage localisation projects so that schedule, quality and cost goals are achieved. The focus is on simple messages and techniques so that participants can improve their project management performance as soon as they return to the workplace.

What is it about?
The content of the first module is outlined below. The instructor will present each module in 45 – 60 minutes, illustrating the points with examples from his experience. Questions can be addressed during the module. At the end of each module a general Q&A will be held, lasting for 15 to 30 minutes.

Module 1. Mission
This module deals with the most important item – making a good start to a project by putting in the time to understand exactly what must be done. We will discuss how to do this in an efficient way, and the importance of ensuring that all participants in the project, including stakeholders, are aware of the project goals, and agree with them. The key topics covered are:

• What is to be done? When will it be finished?
• Who cares?
• How do they ask you? Examples of requests, good and bad
• How do you commit?
• Do you commit? What is “Best practice”?
• Examples of goal statements, and good and bad practices
• Lessons Learned*

*A feature of the workshop is the “Lesson Learned” section which summarises the key points and learnings at the end of each module.

What will I get out of it?

Participants will get an outline of a simple effective framework to help them manage projects more successfully.

Upload Date

August 07, 2010

Trainer Bio

Tom Connolly - Tom Connolly runs itac enterprises, a Project Management and Business Development consultancy enabling clients to meet aggressive goals, streamline operations and grow business. Projects have been implemented in New Product Development and Localisation in the ICT and Life Science sectors. In the past two years Tom has focused on SMEs and start-ups, implementing 'big company' practices in a practical, simple way. He also undertakes highly complex projects for larger clients. Tom has developed a number of workshops which have been delivered successfully in Ireland, Holland, Germany, Finland, Portugal, Spain, Poland, Vienna, Argentina and Australia. Tom is looking for clients who may need experienced highly capable project managers; clients who wish to develop their business in new markets or with new products, and clients who may need their workforce trained to be more effective and efficient.

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over 9 years ago

I liked taking the course.I thought the slides could look a little better than simple black and white a little more effort could have been put into it. And perhaps a clearer definition on what the role of the project manager is could have been a slide insert as well. Thank you.

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over 9 years ago

Straightforward, crystal clear, some tips may sound obvious, indeed they are simple ideas that can really enhance your approach to a project. I especially appreciated the sample answers, it is really good to have a set of ready-to-use answers to give your boss or clients.

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