How to Create a Really Good LMS RFP

You finally got the budget to purchase a learning management system (LMS). What’s your next step? Ask around for request for proposal (RFP) samples and send one of them to a dozen LMS vendors? You know the answer already if you read last week’s post: an LMS RFP is not the first step of the selection process, it’s the result of the first step.

The first step is gathering and prioritizing your requirements for a new LMS. Only after a thorough requirements analysis process will you have the information you need to create a really good LMS RFP.

Narrow down the field before sending out an RFP

An RFP is not the start of your research, it’s the result of preliminary research. Never send an RFP to 12 vendors or even 8 vendors. Narrow down the field first by:

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