How to Manage Projects With Almost No Effort

Project management is both an art and a science. It requires considerable professionalism and skills. Skills to solve all the unpredictable issues that occur every day. Solving these should be the focus of your work.

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Get the Most From Your Vendor Database: 6 Powerful Tips

The Vendor Database is at the core of any translation business operations. The way you handle it has great impact on your performance. Making full use of a database will guarantee both the best delivery time and quality. Mishandled, it will waste your efforts and cost you results.

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5 Simple Ways to Turn Laziness Into a Virtue

Project Management is both an art and a science. It combines strict rules with a whole lot of gut feel in new situations. It can be a very rewarding job.

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7 Things You Need to Know for Managing Your Vendors

Translation businesses rely on their vendors. Their work and dedication form the basis of what you deliver to your customers. Great results never come by accident. So if you want to provide the best possible quality service you need to start with the way you manage your vendors.

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The Shocking Truth: Project Management Is Not File Shuffling

Project Managers should spend their valuable time on their core responsibilities. Their days should not consist of just shuffling e-mails and files. Your time is precious, so do not waste it on repetitive tasks.

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Translation Software

The translation business in all about language. And language is arguably an area most closely associated with human intelligence. At first glance it is not something that computers can take over from us, or even help us with.

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The Why, What and How of Agile Translation and Localization Management

The notion of agile process management has been around for at least fifteen years now, and seems to gain traction just currently in the translation and localization businesses. Usually associated with

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Increasing Profits in Today’s Translation Market – Part III

Vendor management can be regarded as one of the most important tasks of a translation agency. After all, the core of the business resides in the effective reselling of the work of your vendors, as a result, any inefficiencies in managing them must have a direct impact on your bottom line and your results.

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Increasing Profits in Today’s Translation Market – Part II

We’ve already mentioned a number of factors that can have a strong impact on your costs and the ways on how to reduce the amount of money that flows out of your business. Now it’s time to discuss how we can bring more money into the business. In the previous installment, we identified the elements directly impacting your margins. The revenue that you get for your service is spent on covering your internal and external costs.

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Increasing Profits in Today’s Translation Market – Part I

"You Can't Manage What You Don't Measure" The quote above from Edwards Deming sets the tone to this three-part report dedicated to the challenges of running a profitable translation business in today’s markets. And these challenges are numerous: language service providers have started competing globally while customers’ demand for services has grown without their budgets the following suit.

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