Applying PMI methodology to translation and localization projects
The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), a comprehensive project management standard published by the Project Management Institute (PMI®), provides a generic project management framework that can be applied to any industry. This chapter focuses on Project Integration Management, one of the nine knowledge areas of the PMBOK® Guide, to provide an overview of the application of PMI project management processes to translation and localization projects. Furthermore, this chapter explains PMI terminology and processes, and provides best-practice guidelines with examples and illustrations. Adhering to project management standards can help translation and localization project managers to build and expand upon their current set of skills and to achieve predictable and repeatable results in their professional practice.