- Organizations with departmentalized and siloed learning management systems have little visibility into the breadth and effectiveness of their training programs.
- Administering, tracking, and reporting training are often conducted manually, creating a cumbersome process for HR.
- In most cases, organizations treat their learning management systems as just another point solution in their HR landscape and fail to integrate learning into the talent lifecycle.
- Right-size your LMS solution. Avoid under-investing or overbuying from the start. LMSs come in all shapes and sizes; don’t buy functions you don’t need. Identify your LMS use case from the start to focus your strategy and filter your needs.
- A disjointed and departmentalized approach to learning will inevitably fail. Ensure your LMS strategy is holistic through the necessary convergence of people, process, technology, and content.
Impact and Result
- Take a step back and create a business model that considers the learning needs of HR, IT, and the business. Strive for a holistic strategy and avoid compartmentalized efforts.
- Understand your use case. Identify your organization’s goals and L&D objectives to choose the LMS use case that is most aligned with your learning needs.
- Identify your solution alternatives across people, processes, technology, and content. Create a comprehensive roadmap, prioritizing initiatives and identifying dependencies.
- Devise a plan for implementation. Effectively communicate changes and put mechanisms in place to ensure effective LMS governance.
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Onsite Workshop: Take an Educated Approach to Developing an LMS Strategy
Onsite workshops offer an easy way to accelerate your project. If you are unable to do the project yourself, and a Guided Implementation isn't enough, we offer low-cost onsite delivery of our project workshops. We take you through every phase of your project and ensure that you have a roadmap in place to complete your project successfully.
Module 1: Visualize the Project
- Understand the importance of creating an LMS strategy before selecting a software solution.
- Develop an LMS business model that identifies the drivers for LMS, as well as the project barriers and enablers.
- Complete a project charter to gain buy-in, build a project team, and track project success.
Key Benefits Achieved
- A go/no-go decision on the project appropriateness
- An understanding of the different project drivers
- Project stakeholders identified
- Project team created with defined roles and responsibilities
- Finalized project charter to gain buy-in
Identify LMS needs, barriers, and enablers.
- Completed LMS business model
Align organizational goals and L&D goals with LMS objectives.
- Strategy alignment between HR and the business
Decide on your LMS use case.
- LMS use cases
Identify the right stakeholders for your project team.
- Defined project roles and responsibilities
Module 2: Right-Size the Solution
- Understand your current learning environment.
- Elicit requirements from HR, IT, and the business.
- Effectively assess solution alternatives to create a right-sized solution.
Key Benefits Achieved
- Requirements to strengthen the business case and inform the LMS strategy
- A right-sized solution
Take inventory of learning applications and their purpose.
- Learning application inventory
Map the current LMS process.
- Current-state process map
Conduct a learning content inventory audit.
- Learning content inventory
Elicit requirements from learners, administrators, the L&D team, and management.
- High-level LMS requirements
Create an LMS content strategy.
- A content strategy
Analyze the results from the LMS Learner Survey.
- Specific end-user needs and requirements
Determine KPIs and guiding principles for your LMS solution.
- LMS KPIs and guiding principles
Determine LMS integration points.
- LMS integration map
Module 3: Finalize the Strategy
- Brainstorm and prioritize short-term and long-term LMS tasks.
- Apply the appropriate amount of governance to the LMS strategy.
Key Benefits Achieved
- LMS next steps
- LMS governance considerations
Brainstorm solution initiatives, prioritize initiatives, and identify dependencies.
- Completed LMS roadmap
Create a communication plan to promote transparency.
- Completed communication plan
Build a governance plan to ensure the necessary controls are in place prior to strategy execution.
- Governance plan