June 25, 2024

Why You Need to Know Who’s the Boss of the E-Learning Course

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You just spent months working on an e-learning project. You tested it. Got feedback. Made adjustments. And now you’re ready to launch.

But then the person for whom you’ve been building the project says, “Before we launch, let’s get my manager’s approval.”

And at that point, things to start to unravel. The boss wants to make changes. The legal team gets involved. Marketing comes into make sure the messaging is right. And so it goes.

This stuff happens. We’ve all been there.

When building an e-learning course, one of the first things to do is find out who the final authority of the project is and get that person involved right away. You need to understand why the course exists and what it will take to get it launched.

A few core goals when meeting with the final authority:

  • Clarify objectives
  • Identify metrics for success
  • Determine the review and approval process
  • Get an approved budget

Above is a list of a few considerations, but there are plenty more. The main thing is to get the key decision makers involved early and identify who is the final authority. From there determine the scope of the project and get an agreed upon service level agreement or contract.

And then work from that.

Don’t let your project slip away without those details and be derailed right before you’re done.

Two questions:

  • What types of things derail your e-learning projects?
  • What process do you use to come to an agreement before starting?

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