Agile Project Management may by the ‘method-du-jour’ but it has actually been around and experimented with for over 50 years. Gaining traction with the software development community following the Manifesto for Agile Software Development (2001) this methodology is now well used and very well respected across many disciplines of project management.
From a localization point of view it answers a lot of our prayers. Inasmuch as it moves localization upstream and no longer do we deal with translation/localization as a ‘waterfall’ afterthought. Instead we are integrated into the development, code and management of the very product which we are helping to develop. This has to be a good thing as the feedback loop from local consumer to global brand is encouraged.