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A competitive advantage for both the client and for the service provider. Presentation from ProZ.com Austrian Regional Conference, Vienna, 27-29 November 2009

A competitive advantage for both the client and for the service provider. Presentation from ProZ.com Austrian Regional Conference, Vienna, 27-29 November 2009



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  • What tools does it require?
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Project management outsourcing Project management outsourcing Presentation Transcript

  • Meet Cabiria
  • A.K.A.
  • We’re doing this... ...just for money.
  • But they say we’re good at it.
  • Qabiria was established…
  • February 2008
  • located… is
  • nowhere
  • well, in the “cloud”
  • and offers...
  • consulting
  • training
  • translation
  • and believes in...
  • improving the productivity creative use of technology. of language service providers by making
  • It’s a story that begins at ProZ.com and ends at ProZ.com
  • In a conference mostly for freelancers I will talk about “employee-like status” and “shared revenues”.
  • This is a conference about translation and I won’t talk about translation...
  • Today we will talk about...
  • Project management outsourcing: a competitive advantage for both the client and for the service provider
  • widen your horizon evolve. expand. learn.
  • What’s this all about? It’s about playing a card you didn’t think you had .
  • For language service providers, project management means ...
  • a real career evolution
  • a more diversified job
  • learning new skills
  • Why should you think about enlarging the scope of your activity?
  • Translation can become a repetitive task
  • Translation today does not always offer career evolutions
  • Why is project management a good opportunity ?
  • Because it’s the “natural” expansion of translating expertise
  • Because it provides a freelance translator with complementary technical and managerial skills
  • Because good project managers are very demanded and hard to find.
  • What does a project manager actually do ?
    • Analysis and project planning
    • Problem solving
    • Budget analysis
    • Task allocation
    • Negotiation
    • Vendor Management
    • Implementation and review
    • Organizing and running meetings
    • Time/Risk analysis
    • Time-to-market issues
    • Support to the production team
    • Quality Control
  • So, what does project management require ?
    • Good knowledge of computers and software
    • Experience as a translator
    • Good cultural and linguistics knowledge
    • Financial knowledge
    • Good verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability of sharing knowledge
    • Curiosity for staying up-to-date
    • Organized and methodical
    • Quick learner
    • Proactive
    • Ability to multitask
    • Ability to work under pressure
    Personal Technical
  • ...and the right tools too.
  • And now, from theory to practice ...
  • A case study
  • This story begins at a Proz forum...
  • After that, we got in contact ...
  • ...we discussed the practical details of the collaboration...
  • ...and agreed on a shared-revenue remuneration
  • We also agreed on time-related issues...
  • ...and on a clear division of responsibilities.
  • As a remote collaboration tool, we used our favourite software:
  • ...and our second favourite tool to find the right professionals:
  • The results?
  • More flexibility, more freedom, immediate expertise ready for PCI
  • A real career evolution, a more diversified job and better valued services for Cabiria. Q
  • succeeded in this evolution and can help you doing the same: www.qabiria.com thank you