If you are like me, you have probably seen dozens of posts or articles out there telling you here is “how to pick an LMS”, “criteria for selecting an LMS”, “best practices for buying an LMS” and so forth.
The problem I have with all these items, is wondering how many of these people have bought an LMS, i.e. been on your side – the buyer’s side? And if yes, what verticals? What challenges did they face? How long have they been on the buyer side? Where they gave budget control or not?
As you can see, providing insight when you haven’t been standing in your “shoes” in a manner of speaking, really doesn’t tell you the reality, because they haven’t had to be in reality.
I’ve had budget control and yes, at a few places not so much. I’ve had to go into places who wanted e-learning didn’t have it and wanted to move fast on it, just as I went to places who either had it or didn’t have it poor about getting it done – even though they wanted it done – management, company culture, etc.