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Evaluating Globalization Management Systems
What They Are, What They Should Be, How They Compare
09:00 - 09:20
Welcome and Introduction
09:20 - 10:15

Concepts: Globalization, Workflow, Translation & the Web


A quick overview of the basic concepts required by the Workshop: internationalization, translation memories, workflow & WFMC, dynamic content, staging sites, presentation vs. content, etc.

10:15 - 10:30
Coffee Break
10:30 - 11:30
GMS model

This section builds up graphically, item by item, a complete reference model of the globalization process, starting from a source Web site and going through all the steps (change detection, analysis, costing, workload management, translation, quality assurance, etc.) to produce localized Web sites in several languages.

11:30 - 12:15
GMS model: an animated scenario

The GMS model just built up is now animated with a simple scenario: the urgent production of a product brochure for simultaneous deployment on several country web sites. The step by step animation provides a deeper understanding of real issues that occur in actual usage of GMS systems.

12:15 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:15
Applying the GMS model

This section shows how several major technologies map to the model. The model is also used to describe an actual customer site and processes using a GMS system. Standards such as XLIFF, TMX, DXLT, etc. are mapped onto the model.

14:15 - 14:45
Coffee Break
14:45 - 16:30
GMS evaluation framework & comparisons

Each element of the model is now reviewed and evaluation criteria are specified. What functions should be available to the project manager? To the translator? How flexible should change detection be? Where is testing performed and how are bugs handled? You will be provided with a printed checklist of hundreds of questions. Comparisons of the major technologies will be presented.

16:30 - 17:00
Significant issues

The Workshop concludes with a discussion of the most significant criteria discovered in this analysis. It presents those factors that are most likely to impact the cost, quality and ultimately success of your globalization effort.

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