Manages localization projects from beginning to end, working closely with language specialists, localization engineers, terminologists, product management and development, internal business partners and external vendors and other departments
Develops project plans and workflows, managing time, budget, resources and quality control
Following analysis of client specific localization software application requirements, creates and manages internal version of localization project plans, and provides project specific education and coaching to Localization Tester staff
Creates and controls localization project budgets, performs cost tracking analysis, ensures timely issuance of purchase orders and invoices and approves work reports
Analyzes location project risk, and defines mitigation actions of identified risks
Identifies and solves localization issues or disagreements, whether system or product, identifies causes and performs corrective/preventative action
Assigns, monitors and measures project team members’ work. Manages team’s compliance with standards, practices and policies
Directing team’s deliveries to timelines and product quality, including responsiveness and professionalism towards both internal and external clients
Leads project/client/business partner meetings and conference calls, including project kick-off meetings, weekly and ad-hoc, issue solves and performs post-mortems, while ensuring meetings are recorded and minutes distributed, manages the delivery of agreed upon active items
Presents regular reports to client, corporate office and peers on progress and forecast of project team’s work status, escalating issues and evaluating needed support
Maximizes utilization of team, preparing alternative work for periods without projects and/or billable work for other teams and units.
Active member of corporate management meetings, providing data and project information.
Continually expands knowledge and education in localization trends and news, keeping up to date through active participation in training opportunities.
Develops new and entry level Project Managers through training and coaching opportunities and by creating methodologies, tools, and checklists to improve the project management process .