- Alec Ballantyne, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA)
- Leah Craig, Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA)
- Jim Tom, Public Health Ontario (PHO)
- Cathy Chae, Public Health Ontario (PHO)
- Matt Whitehead, Online Learning Enterprises
- Lyndsay Massey-Groel, Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games
- Lynn DiBonaventura, Teleflex Medical Canada
- Nigel Fortlage, GHY International, CIO Association of Canada (Manitoba Chapter)
- Vivian Yap, Ontario College of Teachers
- Anonymous, Government Industry
- Anonymous, CPG Industry
- Anonymous, Commercial Real Estate Consulting Industry
- Anonymous, Information Technology Industry
- Organizations often have difficulty with increasing internal course participation, measuring training effectiveness, and increasing training accessibility. Processes are often manual, resulting in wasted time, resources, and a lack of traceability and visibility between departments.
- Right-size your LMS solution. Avoid underinvesting 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 you have a holistic LMS strategy through the necessary convergence of people, process, technology, and content.
Impact and Result
- A strong learning and development strategy that leverages a learning management solution will increase L&D efficiencies, develop in-house talent, and provide a competitive advantage to organizations.
- Take a step back and create a business model that considers the learning needs of HR, IT, and the broader 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.
This guided implementation is a six call advisory process.
Guided Implementation #1 - Visualize the project
Call #1 - Establish a vision for your LMS strategy project.
Call #2 - Structure the project. Identify your project team and create a project charter.
Guided Implementation #2 - Right-size the solution
Call #1 - Solicit LMS requirements from the right people in your organization.
Call #2 - Use your findings to provide insight into your solution.
Guided Implementation #3 - Finalize the strategy
Call #1 - Prioritize roadmap initiatives. Identify dependencies between people, process, technology, and content tasks.
Call #2 - Create a governance plan and consider strategies for communicating changes and selling the strategy to the business.
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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: Create the Project Vision
- 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.
- Understand your current learning environment.
Key Benefits Achieved
- A go/no-go decision on the project appropriateness
- An understanding of the different project drivers
Review strategic objectives and set goals for your LMS strategy.
Complete the LMS business model.
- LMS business model
Decide on your LMS use case.
Map the current LMS process.
- Current state map
- Learning content inventory
- High-level LMS requirements
Module 2: Evaluate the Solution
- Elicit requirements from HR, IT, and the business.
Key Benefits Achieved
- Requirements to strengthen the business case and inform the LMS strategy
Create an LMS content strategy.
- Content strategy
Analyze LMS strategy user survey results.
Identify process owners and content owners.
Determine metrics and guiding principles.
- Defined process owners, metrics, and guiding principles
- High-level user requirements
Determine LMS integration points.
Module 3: Create a Roadmap and Implementation Plan
- 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.
- LMS strategy roadmap
Create a communication plan to promote transparency and manage change.
- Communication plan
Build a governance plan to ensure the necessary controls are in place prior to strategy execution.
- Governance plan
- Stakeholder presentation