LMCC Typology

Localization Management Core Competencies (LMCC) – The LMCC typology is a hierarchy of localization knowledge and skills necessary for the professional practice of localization management. The LMCC typology is comprised of the dimensions of Management; GILT; Technology; Technical; Language, Culture, & Communication; Research & Critical Thinking; and Contextual. These dimensions are further subdivided into related competencies and skills.

Dimensions of the Localization Management Core Competencies Typology
Dimensions of version 4 of the LMCC typology

Competency – Per ISO 17100, “competence” is the “ability to apply knowledge, experience, and skills to achieve intended results” (2.4.9 ISO 17100 – Translation services – Requirements for translation services).

Skills – According to the LMCC typology, “skills” include a combination of abilities, knowledge areas, technological proficiencies, and personality traits.

MQM (Multidimensional Quality Metrics) is the model for this typology of the competences necessary for the professional practice of localization management.


Explore explanations of LMCC dimensions, competencies, and skills, along with a mindmap of version 4 of the LMCC typology.

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