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What goes into a learning management system implementation scope of work?

Instructional designers are essential to the learning process. And with online learning on the rise, your LMS expertise is in high demand. Make sure you’re pricing your value correctly by using our learning management implementation scope of work template.

Welcome to Scope Smarter, Not Harder, a series from Wethos highlighting our services and scope of work templates from the Wethos Services Library. In this installment, we’re highlighting our Learning Management Implementation scope of work template!

Wethos users have access to over 80 scope of work templates and 1,000 services ranging from brand strategy to social media and design. Our scope of work tools streamline your proposal process so you can skip the freelance pricing mistakes and get to work.

Here’s our breakdown of a Learning Management Implementation scope of work so you know how to charge for your next project!

Please note that our pricing recommendations are powered by tens of thousands of data points, all from real studios on our platform. If you have feedback on the pricing below, please let us know! We always want our system to become smarter with your help.

Learning Management Implementation scope of work total: $12,550

Phase 1: Discovery for $6,550

Just like the courses you design, this scope of work template is laid out in phases. 

The first phase of the project will focus on getting familiar with the client’s existing curriculum and training sessions, working with the client to identify their high-level goals and objectives for a LMS implementation, and researching the best learning management systems (LMS) to implement.

The discovery phase also includes helping the client draft an inquiry message to third-party vendors and setting up vendor demos. 

While this scope of work template is designed for one instructional designer, if you need more support throughout the project, consider teaming up with another designer (and adjust the pricing accordingly).

Phase 2: Implementation for $4,800

Once you and your client have landed on a LMS you want to implement, it’s time to execute. 

First, you’ll configure the new LMS platform and set up everything from branding elements to customer and vendor information to inventory and pricing lists for $1,200. 

Next, you’ll configure existing integrations between the client’s content management systems (CMS) and LMS platforms for $1,500. 

You’ll also configure new company accounts on the new LMS platform with the required user roles, objects, workflows, and reports ($1,500) before uploading existing content into the LMS for $600.

Phase 3: Handoff for $1,200

For the final phase, you’ll make sure your client is prepared to handle the LMS once the project ends by preparing a training manual for software set-up, maintenance, and best practices. You’ll also deliver a training to go over how to publish and maintain content using the LMS. 

Once your proposal is approved, you can easily turn the scope into an invoice with just one click.


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