ALT Employee Contributes to Book on Translation and Localization Management
Rochester, NY – Elena Dunne, account executive at Advanced Language Translation Inc., and a Ph.D. Candidate in Translation Studies at Kent State University, is one of 15 contributors to the recently published book, Translation and Localization Project Management: The Art of the Possible. Elena’s article, “Project as a learning environment: Scaffolding team learning in translation projects,” discusses learning in the context of translation projects and the fundamental role that learning plays in project success.
Elena also co-edited the book with Keiran J. Dunne, Associate Professor of French translation and localization at Kent State University. The book includes articles on:
- The strategic position of localization in global product development and portfolio management
- The processes of deciding whether to build or buy enterprise project management software and evaluating COTS systems when deciding which system to buy
- Project management knowledge areas, such as integration, scope/requirements, time/schedule, quality, risk and communication management in translation and localization projects
- Roles of the localization project manager and relationship management in translation and localization projects
- Management of global virtual teams
- Management of crowdsourced translation projects
- Challenges of managing game localization projects
When asked about her contribution, Elena stated, “Because uncertainty is inherent in any project, the processes of discovery and learning are fundamental and must be continuous for the project manager and project team members for the project to be successful. As project managers, we need to embrace learning and look at it as another process that we must manage.”
The hardbound edition of Translation and Localization Project Management is currently in print and available for purchase directly from the John Benjamins website (www.benjamins.com) and other locations.
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