Putting the decision-making power back in PETAA’s hands
PETAA deliberately chose not to hire a learning management system specialist who might skew their recommendation towards one type of solution.
Instead, they selected a consultant with knowledge across many technology systems who would seek to understand the organisational needs first, then find the product to match.
Bringing in Frieda helped PETAA cut through the noise of technology software marketing, allowing them to see past the glitz and glamour of fancy-looking capabilities.
Starting with an analysis of what would work from a technical perspective, Frieda then dived deep with the General Manager and professional learning team to discover their critical operational needs.
Then, whittling down a potential list of ten or more options to just a few strong contenders, Frieda arranged product demonstrations, the results of which Megan could then present to the board.
Successfully navigating competing needs within the organisation and strict budgetary parameters, Frieda’s expert recommendations helped Megan and her board finally decide on an LMS with functionality appropriate and relevant for their business, one which would help move them towards their strategic goals.
“Frieda really listened. She sat down and spoke with my Head of Professional Learning who, as a former Deputy Principal, is incredibly smart and knows literacy inside out but doesn’t have a deep knowledge of technology.
Frieda was very good at extracting the information she needed to be clear on what PETAA would need our systems to do, both now and for the next few years.”