As 2019 comes to a close, the LMCC research team would like to provide an update on our accomplishments this year and our plans for 2020.
2019 Year in Review
The last year was a productive one for the LMCC project. We formalized our research study on the core competencies for the professional practice of localization management by expanding the research carried out by a few researchers at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey to incorporate a larger audience of graduate candidates and industry experts. With the help of this larger audience, we produced the following deliverables for the localization industry at large.
- We developed an initial typology of localization competencies through research into localization project management job descriptions, international standards of best practice, and other industry resources. Ongoing research produced new versions of the typology. The methodology for version 1 development can be found here, and the current version of our typology, LMCC Version 4, can be viewed here.
- We published the LMCC wiki page, a publicly available resource available to the industry at large. See sites.miis.edu/lmcc.
- We conducted an industry survey on our typology and presented preliminary results of this survey at the 60th Annual Conference of the American Translators Association and at the IMUG talk “Localization Careers” hosted by Adobe Globalization. The ATA presentation “Standardized Competencies for the Professional Practice of Localization Project Management” can be downloaded here. The IMUG “Localization Careers” talk can be viewed here.
Thank you contributors!
We take this opportunity to thank the many contributors to our project in 2019!