It’s extremely common for us to work with clients who have had a bumpy past with regards to
internationalization. Sometimes you have to learn things the hard way, but that is always
expensive. In the past I’ve written about ten tips for managing internationalization projects. Here’s a look at mistakes that I’ve commonly seen repeated on the client side. In our services practice at
Lingoport, we often have to council our clients through one or more of these sorts of process
issues, which is actually a very rewarding part of what we do. While this list is pretty high level,
we’ve seen that the processes involved can set up cascading failures that eventually can have a
serious impact on a project’s success. Some apply more to internationalization of existing applications; others can apply to development where internationalization is planned in from the point of conception (still kind of a rare thing, but gaining).