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March 22 – 24, 2017 Orlando, FL

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ECO513 Learning Management System Success in Six Months or Less

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Thursday, March 23

Data and Measurement


When a new LMS administrator joined Whole Foods Market, she found herself in a decentralized organization right in the middle of scoping out a new LMS implementation. In only six months she would need to take this project from the early stages all the way to a systems launch. While not everyone may face this exact situation, if you’re considering implementing a new LMS, chances are you’ll experience many of the same pain points and challenges she had to face to make the launch happen.

In this session, you’ll learn more about how Whole Foods Market made this quick LMS deployment work and what those experiences can teach you about implementing your own new LMS. You’ll get insight into the steps you’ll want to take to help your LMS launch run smoothly, including how to plan and manage the transition from a legacy system, conduct stakeholder interviews, assemble your launch team, create standard operating procedures, and gain the buy-in you’ll need for a successful deployment. In addition, you’ll explore how to navigate the unique challenges and opportunities you may encounter when implementing an LMS in a highly decentralized and collaborative organization.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to rapidly deploy a large-scale learning management system successfully
  • Tips from agile methodologies to establish roles and responsibilities, prioritize your high-value elements, and start releasing slices as soon as possible
  • How to modify your stakeholder interview process to ensure the right configuration decisions are being made for the organization as a whole
  • How an LMS content audit can help you set standards in a solutions blueprint
  • Why you need to define basic system governance

Novice to intermediate project managers, managers, and LMS (or other platform) administrators.

Technology discussed in this session:
Learning management systems (legacy systems and new systems), Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, Microsoft Word, and Google Docs.

Jessica Salinas

Global Learning Management System Administrator

Whole Foods Market

Jessica Salinas is a global LMS administrator with Whole Foods Market. In this role, she successfully launched a new learning management system for 90,000 users in less than six months. Previously, she led an eCommerce web and marketing team, managed a company intranet, administered employee engagement and leadership surveys, and created university-level eLearning. Jessica is truly passionate about her work, the Internet, and learning ecosystems, and she is always eager to talk shop with others.

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