Paratext 8 brings a powerful new project management feature with a lot of potential. I’m afraid, though, that without taking the necessary time to set the system up properly, many teams won’t ever benefit from it. That would be a shame. So here’s an overview of how it works so that you can better understand and start preparing for the new Project Plan tool in Paratext 8.
Every Bible translation project, no matter how it is organized, has a set of tasks that need to be completed in a certain order in order to make progress. Whether you are the translator and trying to remember what step comes next, or an administrator and trying to assure that your team follows those steps, Paratext 8 can help its users to know what to do and when.
First you must divide the project into stages. Paratext comes with stages one through four as a default, but it is very easy to name them and to add additional stages. …