In the first article in this series, we discussed what a localization audit is — and how it can benefit your organization. In our second article, we helped you determine whether or not you need to run an audit. Now, in this third article, we'll give you the tools to actually conduct a localization audit.
First, there is the pre-audit planning phase, in which you decide on who will conduct the audit and when it will be carried out. During this phase you will also decide on the scope, the objectives, and the methodology for the audit.
The second phase — the audit itself — consists of several steps. The main part consists of gathering information from all the relevant stakeholders. Once you have everything you need, you’ll start working towards your recommendations. This involves doing a gap analysis and writing your report.
The third phase takes you from the presentation of your results through implementation and follow-up.
Let's dive right in and find out what each phase involves.
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