How to Ensure Your LMS Implementation Is A Success
Published: July 28, 2017
Over the years, our Tribridge experts have seen what it takes for companies to succeed in implementing and managing a learning management system (LMS). We know that an LMS is more than just software to help deliver training and automate training administration—it is the engine behind your L&D strategy. Alignment with business goals and balancing learner needs is the foundation of a successful LMS implementation.
Like any successful software adoption—upfront planning and a clear understanding of the desired outcomes are key. But what exactly does your LMS team need to plan for—and to what level of detail?
Through our experiences working with customers who are realizing the full potential of their LMS, we have identified 10 key factors in learning system adoption and operation. We have crafted those 10 key factors into an eBook, 10 Days to LMS Success.
Originally, our goal in developing this eBook was to simply learn from our own experiences across many projects and industries and identify common elements of a successful implementation as well as common barriers. What evolved was so valuable to us that we wanted to share our findings with our clients.
Our consultants have told us that the biggest hurdle organizations face when implementing an LMS is aligning the organization and the technology to provide a solution that is both a technological and organizational success. Organizations that view the technology as an enabler to meet strategic business goals are more likely to achieve success. Organizations that focus on functionality alone fail to realize the full benefit from their LMS implementation.
When clients ask me for advice on how to ensure their LMS implementation is a success, here are a few of the recommendations I give them:
- Clearly outline the role and goals of the business leads, HR, L&D and IT departments to eliminate any silos.
- Identify policies and procedures that should be re-evaluated with the new system implementation.
- Budget for changes to your design over time and in response to user feedback. The LMS should never feel stale to users and usability issues need quick response.
- Ensure all executive sponsors have a high-level understanding of the LMS functionality, including functionality not immediately implemented.
We've documented all our insights in the eBook. I hope the details will help you think through your LMS project to make it a success and provide you with a framework for improving existing technology and revisiting the vision that led you to implement a solution in the first place.
Read 10 Days to LMS Success.