A digital transformation roadmap will teach you how to plan and execute the successful implementation of a digital project for e-Learning plans in a formal education space.
The roadmap should include key tasks and considerations for education leaders to consider at each stage, but is not an inclusive list and additional elements may be required to tailor the roadmap for the specific needs of each individual education institution.
There are 6 key stages outlined in the roadmap, and each step is of equal importance for developing a watertight failsafe plan:
During the ambition stage, analyze the market, formulate the needs and desires and make sure to create an integrated direction, an understanding of the prospective impact, and size of the potential project. It is recommended to address some significant questions in this stage and see if answers meet a clear rationale.
Main questions to be addressed in this stage are: What do we want and why do we want this? Most often ambition is born out of desire, not out of need, therefore within the ambition stage it is essential to align the what and why.
The design stage requires diving into a variety of options and pre-analyzing the potential impact of all stages of your developments. It is key that your desired transformation meets (market) demand by the time of delivery and beyond.
Change, development and go-to- market might take a long(er) time, and it is important in the design stage to make decisions based on resource availability, ownership, and potential outsourcing partners, in order to avoid delays, miscalculations or false planning.
In the decision stage, all possibilities of the design stage need to take shape and there should be no room left for ambiguity.
There are often changes and disruptions in a change process, and it’s very common that the road of a digital journey (re) shapes along the way. However, at this stage, it time to activate decisions.
The last, but also the most crucial step before your launch, is to plan in advance the delivery and implementation. After the design stage, a clear plan, transparency on responsibilities and objectives should be defined and made ready to move onto the implementation.
Resource upskilling, debugging of the program, preparing for the “what if” scenario. In this step you build a solid foundation for a successful launch.
If done well, all the hard work in each step of the digital roadmap will pay off. A lot of digital transitions are not running as planned and even in the launch stage, some things might still not be in place or are not yet fully operational. It is key that the customer does not really notice these imperfections.
When your program is up and running, is successfully meeting the cohort targets, and has increased efficiency in the entire process, it is time to review and redefine.
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