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Align Stakeholder Expectations

Context

This practice applies when planning any kind of Collaborative translation effort.

Problem description

The actual benefits of a Collaborative translation initiative are not always the ones that come to mind at first. For example, in the context of a Translation crowdsourcing project, it often turns out that customer engagement is the main benefit as opposed to cost and time savings.

Because of this, stakeholders who are funding or okaying a Translation crowdsourcing initiative often have misconceptions about what that will buy them.

Solution

Therefore, make sure you have clear discussions with stakeholders about what they are likely to get out of the project. By the end of these discussions, you should have a handful of Clear Objectives which are likely to be achieved through a Collaborative translation initiative.

Links to related patterns

  • Clear Objectives should be established in the process of aligning stakeholders expectations.

Real-life examples