A Comprehensive Implementation Approach
With K-12 Dynamics, you'll receive personalized, professional service that includes everything from project management services to comprehensive, structured, on-site training.
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K-12 Dynamics employs Project Management Professionals (PMP®)
Your D3 implementation will be managed by a PMP® certified project manager. Implementation includes tracking progress, managing risks, managing change requests, and communicating to all stakeholders on a weekly basis. The K-12 Dynamics project manager will deliver a detailed Implementation Plan and timeline, which includes a Rollout Plan, Change Management Plan and Communication Plan. Our project manager will clearly identify tasks on the critical path, dependencies across tasks, and delivery dates. The project manager will work closely with the designated school district representative to manage project risks, change requests, and issues, while communicating progress weekly.
"A goal without a plan is just a wish."~ Larry Elder
Our Implementation strategy consists of four distinct phases. During the project planning cycle, K-12 Dynamics will work with your District project manager to identify all appropriate District Stakeholders and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for each distinct functional area. These stakeholders and SMEs will become part of the implementation team to ensure the solution is delivered on schedule and meets all requirements.
Phase 1: Data Migration & Configuration
We'll work together to define detailed business requirements and identify all required data. The tech teams will work on data migration while the business teams work to identify all reporting requirements and appropriate validation exercises. Once the data has been fully migrated the Dashboard solution will be configured to meet District reporting requirements.
Phase 2: Data Validation & Quality Assurance
Once the first phase is complete and all systems are configured, the District team will review the D3 dashboard solution and perform validation exercises identified during the first phase. The data validation process used by K-12 Dynamics helps ensure that the solution is fully installed, configured, and ready for use by District staff. Our measure of quality includes not only an error-free solution, but also complete customer satisfaction.
Phase 3: Training
Once all functional areas have passed validation, staff training can begin. Our implementation fee includes one day of on-site training administration staff. We take the ‘train the trainer’ approach and typically train on average up to 10 staff in one in-depth thorough session, although this number is not restricted in any way.
Phase 4: Roll-out
We'll work closely with the District team during project planning to develop a roll-out plan. Roll-out often includes a short pilot phase with a single campus or specific user roles prior to full roll-out to all locations. The pilot generally lasts a few weeks with a review and sign-off milestone prior to initiating the full roll-out to all campuses and users.
Our training services include activities necessary to train your District staff in the use of the D3 dashboard solution. Additionally, user documentation for D3 is available in our online user guide.
Business Functionality Training
We take the ‘train the trainer’ approach to train your district staff. Training modules align with D3 functionality modules, with exercises in each module to facilitate a rapid learning environment. Each user is encouraged to follow along in the exercises throughout the training session.
Technical Support Personnel & BI developer Training
Using the same ‘train the trainer’ approach, we provide on-site training to your technical staff as part of the standard implementation. Unlimited virtual training sessions are included in the annual licensing agreement and are provided at no additional cost.
We use PowerPoint presentation slides for each training module, and provide copies for your trainers to use when training school staff. Slides contain notes along with step-by-step training exercises, guiding the trainees using click instructions. This helps keep the training session focused and the exercises relevant to the topic.