Take an Educated Approach to Developing a Learning Management System Strategy

Build an LMS strategy based on corporate objectives and Learning & Development goals by considering the four pillars: content, people, process, and technology.

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Not taking an educated approach to developing an LMS strategy could result in:

  • A lack of alignment with corporate objectives and organizational goals.
  • Possible end-user dissatisfaction.
  • Rework due to misalignment.
  • Little understanding of strategy dependencies and pre-requisites.
  • A lack of engagement of all necessary resources for the LMS project.

Taking an educated approach to developing an LMS strategy will result in:

  • Alignment with corporate objectives and organizational goals.
  • End-user satisfaction and application utilization.
  • Elimination and/or reduction of rework due to misalignment.
  • Identification of strategy dependencies and pre-requisites.
  • Engagement of all necessary resources for the LMS project.

Module 1: Create the Project Vision

The Purpose

  • 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

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 Review strategic objectives and set goals for your LMS strategy.
1.2 Complete the LMS business model.
  • LMS business model
1.3 Decide on your LMS use case.
1.4 Map the current LMS process.
  • Current state map
  • Learning content inventory
  • High-level LMS requirements

Module 2: Evaluate the Solution

The Purpose

  • Elicit requirements from HR, IT, and the business.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Requirements to strengthen the business case and inform the LMS strategy

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 Create an LMS content strategy.
  • Content strategy
2.2 Analyze LMS strategy user survey results.
2.3 Identify process owners and content owners.
2.4 Determine metrics and guiding principles.
  • Defined process owners, metrics, and guiding principles
  • High-level user requirements
2.5 Determine LMS integration points.

Module 3: Create a Roadmap and Implementation Plan

The Purpose

  • 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

Activities: Outputs:
3.1 Brainstorm solution initiatives.
  • LMS strategy roadmap
3.2 Create a communication plan to promote transparency and manage change.
  • Communication plan
3.3 Build a governance plan to ensure the necessary controls are in place prior to strategy execution.
  • Governance plan
  • Stakeholder presentation

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