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Agile and Continuous Workflows in Localization

Improve your localization processes as you discover the best methodologies to avoid delays and enhance your workflow.

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  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours

Understand how agile and continuous localization can improve product releases

Localization of a product helps ensure you are effectively targeting customers in a specific market. In this two-week course, you’ll learn how to successfully implement an adaptable and automated localization approach within your organisation.

You’ll discover how to move from end-to-end project timelines, which can delay product releases, and instead use agile and continuous localization processes and technology to deliver quality products on time.

With this knowledge, you can apply better practices and workflows in your organisation.

Unpack agile working methodologies

Delving into agile and continuous development practices, you’ll discover how working in agile ways impacts the release of your localized products.

You’ll start by examining basic working methodology frameworks before exploring the roles within a localization team.

This knowledge will help you understand how to apply agile and continuous development methodologies to enhance your workflow.

Explore work distribution in localization projects

Next, you’ll learn how work is distributed in localization projects.

You’ll understand how localized products can be marked as ‘done’ to help you and your team meet deadlines.

Understand continuous integrations and deployment

Finally, you’ll learn how to compare your old workflows with new models to ensure you can identify the best practices of a well-managed continuous localization project workflow.

With this knowledge, you’ll understand the importance of continuous integration, delivery, and deployment.

Guided by the experts at Lokalise Academy, you’ll finish the course with the skills to ensure effective localization using agile and continuous development workflows.


  • Week 1

    Localization Workflow Fundamentals

    • Course Overview

      Tabea De Wille gives an overview of the course, from the problem statements encountered in localization projects to the solutions you can implement as challenges arise.

    • Week 1 Introduction

      Week 1 is intended to provide an overview and background of localization in an agile or continuous context. It will set the stage for the more advanced topics of Week 2.

    • Agile Methodologies

      Familiarize or refamliarize yourself with the concept of sprints, the short, time-based units that define agile work, along with the iterative approach, and multiple teams involved in agile workflows.

    • Continuous Development

      Here we will learn about continuous development and its associated concepts in the context of a localization project.

    • Week 1 Conclusion

      Here we wrap up Week 1 with a review of the main takeaways and the challenges identified so far.

  • Week 2

    Principles of Transforming your Localization Process

    • Week 2 Introduction

      This week we will look at the processes and technology that offer solutions to the challenges identified in Week 1.

    • Localization Processes

      Localization processes to consider include cost & timing, communication, defining "done," and ownership of localization.

    • Technology Considerations

      This activity covers automation, technology workflows, and integrations in a localization project.

    • Week 2 and Course Conclusion

      Here we wrap up the solutions that we've learned about in Week 2 and offer a hands-on worksheet to work through the pain points related to localization workflows in your organization.

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Describe the concept of release models in the context of a product that is being localized.
  • Explain basic agile and continuous development working methodology frameworks.
  • Apply a relevant work distribution to your localization project.
  • Identify what ‘done’ means for localized and non-localized products in your project.
  • Compare old workflow models to new models in which localization is now a part of the development team.
  • Lead a well-managed continuous localization project workflow.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone responsible for processes in a localization project and you should have some prior understanding of continuous localization workflows.

It will be particularly useful for those in new businesses or localization managers, product managers, and software developers.

Who developed the course?

Lokalise Academy

Lokalise Academy is your go-to community for everything related to localization, internationalization, and growth.

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  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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