In a project manager simulation were you made different language versions in French, German, and Japanese of a software product named LullSIM with an internal team. In this simulation you were not able to choose the option of hiring contractors, given the tight deadline of the project.

In the simulation you had an approved budget of $500K but were able to complete the 3 language versions of this product for $373,502 and a project duration of 131 days. Please look at the attached Performance Report document for other budget numbers.

However, for future releases of the project, it is not clear if having an internal team would be better to create the localized language versions or not.

Create a decision tree from the attached template to either outsource the localization of LullSIM or develop the localized versions internally.

Assume internal resources cost of French - $75K, German - $75K, Japanese - $90K and have a 50/50 chance of making the launch on time. WCL10N has a 20% chance of being late, whereas the combined vendors have a 90% chance of being on time. The company's market share would increase by $1.2 million if the localized versions were launched on time. The market share would decrease by $500K if the localized versions were launched late, the same amount of money it would cost to outsource the project.

Use the attached PPT template to create your decision tree.

Provide a 1 page analysis about your decisions.


DecisionTreeTemplate.pptx (51.02 KB)
SimulationPerformanceReport.docx (701.33 KB)