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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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  • 1.  
  • 2. Meet Cabiria
  • 3. A.K.A.
  • 4. We’re doing this... ...just for money.
  • 5. But they say we’re good at it.
  • 6. Qabiria was established…
  • 7. February 2008
  • 8. located… is
  • 9. nowhere
  • 10. well, in the “cloud”
  • 11.  
  • 12. and offers...
  • 13. consulting
  • 14. training
  • 15. translation
  • 16. and believes in...
  • 17. improving the productivity creative use of technology. of language service providers by making
  • 18.  
  • 19. It’s a story that begins at ProZ.com and ends at ProZ.com
  • 20. In a conference mostly for freelancers I will talk about “employee-like status” and “shared revenues”.
  • 21. This is a conference about translation and I won’t talk about translation...
  • 22. Today we will talk about...
  • 23. Project management outsourcing: a competitive advantage for both the client and for the service provider
  • 24. widen your horizon evolve. expand. learn.
  • 25. What’s this all about? It’s about playing a card you didn’t think you had .
  • 26. For language service providers, project management means ...
  • 27. a real career evolution
  • 28. a more diversified job
  • 29. learning new skills
  • 30. Why should you think about enlarging the scope of your activity?
  • 31. Translation can become a repetitive task
  • 32. Translation today does not always offer career evolutions
  • 33. Why is project management a good opportunity ?
  • 34. Because it’s the “natural” expansion of translating expertise
  • 35. Because it provides a freelance translator with complementary technical and managerial skills
  • 36. Because good project managers are very demanded and hard to find.
  • 37. What does a project manager actually do ?
  • 38.
    • 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
  • 39. So, what does project management require ?
  • 40.  
  • 41.
    • 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
  • 42. ...and the right tools too.
  • 43. And now, from theory to practice ...
  • 44. A case study
  • 45. This story begins at a Proz forum...
  • 46. After that, we got in contact ...
  • 47. ...we discussed the practical details of the collaboration...
  • 48. ...and agreed on a shared-revenue remuneration
  • 49. We also agreed on time-related issues...
  • 50. ...and on a clear division of responsibilities.
  • 51. As a remote collaboration tool, we used our favourite software:
  • 52. ...and our second favourite tool to find the right professionals:
  • 53. The results?
  • 54. More flexibility, more freedom, immediate expertise ready for PCI
  • 55. A real career evolution, a more diversified job and better valued services for Cabiria. Q
  • 56. succeeded in this evolution and can help you doing the same: www.qabiria.com thank you