LMS consultancy: Needs Analysis & Build Strategy

  • Plan your LMS
  • Consult with experts
  • Save time & money on your LMS

Our Needs Analysis will uncover your LMS requirements, while the build strategy will explain how to build it – creating a plan that everybody can be a part of.

What is Needs Analysis?

At Plume, Needs Analysis (NA) is the research phase that precedes any design or development. It gives us the opportunity to take a deep-dive into your business to better understand how an LMS should work for you and provide some clarity/direction for the project. At a minimum, our research includes:

  • Your vision
  • Your business goals
  • Stakeholder needs
  • User needs
  • Scope of requirements
  • Process, timeframes and delivery
  • Investment level options

This information allows us to match you to an LMS framework, agree on a scope of requirements, visualise the project and even plan for future phases.

Why do I need it?

We create systems and solutions that are tailored to each end user, from your internal teams to your customers or clients. So our process allows all of these people to be involved – ensuring that the system works for everyone.

Projects that fail to complete a Needs Analysis often face challenges down the line as stakeholders identify new needs not previously outlined in the initial requirements phase. This can extend delivery times and result in unforeseen costs as we are presented with hurdles we had not previously anticipated.

By working with us on Needs Analysis, we’ll produce a fully-considered report that provides essential groundwork which can be used to enter  the design and development process with greater clarity and direction. 

“We highly recommend the Needs Analysis, from the initial proposal to the delivery of the outcomes we have felt listened to and understood, challenged and guided as needed, but most of all we actually felt like partners not new customers.”

Andy Pearce

Director, On Track Learning

What are the options?

  • Rapid
  • Enhanced
  • Full
  • 2 weeks
  • 3 weeks
  • 4 weeks
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  • Initial interview with key stakeholders Gathering information and resources
  • Rapid
  • Enhanced
  • Full
  • Project vision Document outlining your vision
  • Rapid
  • Enhanced
  • Full
  • Functional requirements User stories, acceptance criteria
  • Rapid
  • Enhanced
  • Full
  • Visualisation of key user stories Wireframes of key designs
  • Rapid
  • Enhanced
  • Full
  • 1x desktop & mobile design mockups Useful when going for investment – get your investors excited
  • Rapid
  • Enhanced
  • Full
  • Non-functional requirements Browsers, devices, types of testing, localisation, security, usability, availability, performance, reliability
  • Rapid
  • Enhanced
  • Full
  • Framework match Identifying the most appropriate framework(s)
  • Rapid
    Partial
  • Enhanced
  • Full
  • Functionality architecture Technologies and approaches for achieving key functionality not natively supported by the framework
  • Rapid
  • Enhanced
  • Full
  • Session reviews Reviewing recordings of existing system user sessions to determine existing problems
  • Rapid
  • Enhanced
  • Full
  • Competitor analysis Understanding how other businesses have approached similar goals/problems
  • Rapid
  • Enhanced
  • Full
  • Scope statement – phase 1 Outlining scope of initial phase
  • Rapid
  • Enhanced
  • Full
  • Scope statement – phase 2 Outlining scope of phase
  • Rapid
  • Enhanced
    Partial
  • Full
  • Price
  • Rapid
    £1500
  • Enhanced
    £3000
  • Full
    £5000
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“I was incredibly impressed by the Needs Analysis process conducted by Plume. The Plume team knows their stuff, but most importantly they know how to listen to a client’s needs and translate those needs into an actionable plan.”

Matt Bramble

COO, Leverage Labs

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