10 Do's And Don'ts For A Successful Mobile LMS Implementation

10 Do's And Don'ts For A Successful Mobile LMS Implementation
Summary: Here are the 10 things you need to do (and the things you need to avoid) to ensure you have a successful mobile LMS implementation.

Steps Towards A Successful Mobile LMS Implementation

Implementing a new piece of software into your company such as a mobile Learning Management System (LMS) can seem like a stressful and time-consuming business, but it’s important to know what you should be doing (and shouldn’t be doing) to make the process go as smoothly as possible.

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1. Do Include Everyone You Need To

When it comes time to start your implementation process for your new mobile LMS, it’s important to make sure that you have everyone on your team that you need to ensure the process is a success.

Before you get going, think about all the different people you will need to involve. Which departments will need representation? Who will need to learn to use the software so they can pass that knowledge down through the company? Making sure you get all the right people involved from the beginning means you won’t waste time later.

2. Don’t Forget To Assign Tasks

During the implementation process, you will have a number of meetings with the mobile LMS team to ensure that you can start slotting the LMS into your business as easily and pain-free as possible. This will mean both teams will need to do things on their side to ensure things are moving along properly.

Make sure you set aside some time at the end of each meeting to assign tasks to each side, and make sure everyone is clear on what they are doing so you don’t waste time being unprepared for the next meeting.

3. Do Set A Clear Timeline

When you start the implementation process, make sure that both sides set up a clear timeline of how long they expect the process to take, and when you would like to have your mobile LMS running by.

It’s important to set expectations and then decide whether those are realistic or not so that both sides go into the process with the same timelines in their head.

4. Don’t Be Afraid To Ask Questions

The implementation process is there to make sure you bring a new product into your business and get the most use out of it right away, so don’t be afraid to ask your implementation team any questions that you may have.

If questions come up during the meeting, or if you think of things between meetings, make sure you set aside some time at the end of every meeting to go over these questions and clear up any problems you may be having.

5. Do Fully Commit To Your New LMS

It can be tempting to keep one foot in the door with your old LMS because it’s what your team is used to or because you know how to work it, but this is counterproductive and it could seriously hurt the implementation of your new system.

When it comes time to move over to your new LMS, make sure your entire team makes the move at the same time and stops using the old system as soon as possible.

6. Don’t Forget To Keep Your Team Informed

Even though your whole team may not be involved in the implementation process, it’s important to keep them up to date with everything that is happening and let them know anything that will affect them directly. This includes things like the date you’ll be making the move to the new system, or the dates of any training they will have to attend to learn how to use the new mobile LMS.

7. Do Consider The Costs

The implementation process is a vital part of bringing on a new piece of software into your business, but it’s important that you find out up front how much it’s going to cost. Chances are the implementation process will have its own fees attached, and these will be added on to the cost of the mobile LMS itself, so make sure you have a clear idea of all the fees involved before you sign on the dotted line.

8. Don’t Be Afraid To Take Your Time

You may be keen to get your new piece of software running as quickly as possible, but it’s important to make sure you take your time and get everything set up properly before you dive into using the new system.

If you need to take your time and add a little more time onto your implementation process, then don’t be afraid to ask for it.

9. Do Decide On The Best Delivery Method

Deciding on the best delivery method for your mobile LMS implementation is down to you and your implementation team. You may have the option to choose between phone calls, video conferences, or even in-person sessions! You will just need to decide what is best for your team, and what will logistically work best for all parties involved.

10. Don’t Cut Off Contact

When your implementation process is finished, you don’t have to cut off contact with your mobile LMS implementation team straight away. Make sure there’s still a line of communication open so you can ask them questions or address any problems that may arise over time.

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