Don't Just Build Your Business Case For A Learning Platform. Prove It!

by eLearning Brothers

Looking for a new LMS, LXP, or digital learning platform? Find the right one and get stakeholder buy-in by following the Rockstar Learning Proof-of-Concept Model™. Gather evidence to prove that your concept will work!

Key Chapters

  1. Building Your Business Case for a Learning Platform —Introduction, and Good Versus Compelling

    A compelling business case for investing in an LMS/LXP is a vision, coupled with evidence that provides strong indicators of success.

  2. The Typical Process for Buying & Implementing a Learning Platform - And a Better One

    Although the typical RFP does a decent job of screening out bad investments, it doesn’t allow you to see the critical things you must experience beforehand.

  3. A Better Process for Buying & Implementing a Learning Platform: Assemble Your Team

    Don’t get stuck focusing only on your own use cases. Your ultimate LMS search team should include different business units, different regions, and all end-user roles.

  4. A Better Process for Buying & Implementing a Learning Platform: Decide What Matters & Find a Solution

    When searching for an LMS, narrow down your 5 "must-haves" and use a short, priority-focused questionnaire instead of an RFP.

  5. A Better Process for Buying & Implementing an LMS/LXP: Conduct a Proof of Concept with a Readiness Checklist

    The 3 general goals of a Proof of Concept are to demonstrate the expected value, identify and mitigate risks, and represent all of your stakeholders.

  6. How to Plan Your Learning Platform Proof of Concept: Choose Your Focus with Target Use Cases

    Choosing your focus is the first step in building your LMS Proof of Concept. If you have multiple teams participating, it will be 1 to 3 use cases per team.

  7. How to Plan Your Learning Platform Proof of Concept: Specify Objectives

    Once your LMS Proof of Concept chooses a focus with target use cases, specify the objective for each focused use case.

  8. How to Plan Your LMS/LXP Proof of Concept: Define Success Criteria with a Timeline & Milestones

    Once you have identified key use cases and objectives for implementing a learning platform, your next step is to define success criteria and milestones with a schedule.

  9. How to Execute Your Learning Platform Proof of Concept with a One-Sheet Plan in Place

    To prepare your pitch for an LMS/LXP, you should have a defined business case and results from a targeted implementation of a learning platform.

  10. How to Present Your LMS Proof of Concept Findings in the Context of a Business Case

    The data and information you’ll gather during a learning platform Proof of Concept will give you ample material to present a compelling business case.

One of the factors that makes the Rockstar Learning Proof-of-Concept Model™ approach so powerful is that it enables you to demonstrate real value by showing how the digital learning platform solves a fundamental problem for your organization.

The best way to represent your stakeholders is to include them in the process. Give them a chance to experience the type of interaction they’ll have with the learning platform when it’s fully implemented...

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Dr. Christian Weibell, Ph.D.
Chief Product Officer, eLearning Brothers