6 Mobile LMS Implementation Mistakes Training Companies Should Avoid

6 Mobile LMS Implementation Mistakes Training Companies Should Avoid
Summary: Learn the most common mistakes when it comes to mobile LMS implementation so you can be confident you'll avoid them!

Mobile LMS Implementation: Which Mistakes Should Training Companies Avoid?

When it comes time to bring in a new mobile Learning Management System (LMS) into your business, the implementation process is something you’ll have to go through to ensure your new system is as successful for you as possible. However, if you get something wrong at this stage, it could be disastrous, so it’s important to know what the main implementation mistakes are, and how you can avoid them during your mobile LMS implementation.

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1. Not Making The Right Decisions

The first part of the process is to make sure you make the right decision in the first place when it comes to the perfect mobile LMS for your training company. When you’re shopping around for a new piece of software, it’s important not to feel rushed into things in order to get a new system in place, because a rushed decision could mean that you pick a system that won’t work for you.

This will lead to lots of wasted time and money in the future, so it’s better to take your time at the choosing stage to make sure you get exactly what you need.

2. Not Being Clear With Your Implementation Needs

Once you have picked the best system for you and your business, it’s important to be upfront with your implementation needs right from the get-go. You may have deadlines in mind or certain training that will need to take place for certain teams, so all this needs to be communicated with your implementation team so they can see if your expectations are reasonable, or whether things will need to be reworked slightly in order to keep everyone happy.

3. Not Involving Everyone You Need

During the mobile LMS implementation process, you will no doubt have a lot of meetings with your implementation team to talk you through the process and make sure everything is going as expected. When it comes to involving people from your side of things, you want to make sure that you bring in everyone you need to. It can be tempting to try and have as few people in meetings as possible as it may be seen as time wasting, however for your implementation to run smoothly, you need to think about who those key people are.

You want to ensure that you have representatives from every department that will be directly affected by or will be using the software to ensure that the needs of every department will be adequately represented.

Again, you may think you are saving time by only have one or two people involved in the implementation process, but this will cause difficulties and time delays later, so it’s better to think about everyone you need to be involved at this early stage.

4. Not Sticking To Deadlines

While some deadlines may need to get moved for some reason or another, it is vital that you and your implementation team do their best to hit any agreed deadlines by a certain date. Missing these deadlines could have a knock-on effect on your whole implementation process, meaning you don’t have your new system up and running by the time you need it to be in place!

5. Not Doing Your Homework

Much like deadlines, you and your implementation team will most likely each have tasks when you come away from each meeting which will need to be completed before you meet for the next time. If these tasks aren’t completed properly, this could mean you waste a lot of time in meetings, and your implementation date could be pushed back because everything that needs to be ready hasn’t been actioned yet.

6. Not Clearly Communicating To Your Team

While you may wish to have a large group of people involved in your mobile LMS implementation process, you’re obviously not going to include every member of staff you have, and that’s why the responsibility is on you to feed down any relevant information to the rest of the team to ensure everyone is on the same page.

Your team will still need to know when the new system is being put in place, when the old system is being retired, when any training will need to be completed, who they can go to if they have been having issues, etc. All this needs to be communicated to make sure everyone is kept in the loop, and the whole process goes as smoothly as possible.

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