Build, Launch, and Repeat – a Recipe for Success


The Calliduscloud Connections event (C3) starts next week. The Litmos tracks are loaded with more content than we’ve ever had at this conference. This is due to the amazing success of our customers. We’ve asked them to come and share their success stories and show everyone how Litmos is deployed in many unique corporate environments. This primary track is the Business Track. We’ve also programmed a concurrent track focused on the Litmos product. And besides learning a lot, the event includes plenty of time for networking and collaborating with your colleagues in the industry.

Our customers are driving business value everyday via the Litmos platform. They achieve their success in different ways, but Litmos is at the core of every case study of achievement. Hearing about how others have created successful implementations is a great way to learn. And hearing directly from those who have achieved those results is even better.

I am very excited to moderate this panel discussion on a topic that I have been talking about for a long time. We have 4 panelists who are proving that a powerful platform combined with a 21st century strategy of build, launch, and repeat, is a recipe for success. Besides the Litmos platform, the recipe includes an iterative development process, a modular design, and micro-learning content suited for multiple devices. Their stories are similar but like all businesses they each navigated very different environments for different audiences to achieve their objectives. And hearing the nuances behind their successes is one of my favorite things about moderating panel discussions.

Our panelists include:

  • Dave Hembroff, USIC
  • Steven Peckman, YorkTel
  • Sara Mallory, nCino
  • Scott Jones, Fitbit

You may have seen Sara in our case study video library. Her video tells a little about the nCino story and how Litmos has helped make their training program successful. Scott, Steven and Dave have fantastic stories to tell as well.

The success of a build, launch, and repeat process requires thinking differently about your training content. One such paradigm shift is in how you package your content. The legacy of the training industry is to package all content into one digital element…most often in a SCORM file package. The pace of change in the 21st century requires a more modular approach to content you include in your courses. Litmos was built with this idea of modularity long before it became necessary. You can hear more about modular course design in this webinar: The Power of Modular Course Design.

An iterative development process is one that delivers business value quickly by exposing learning content quickly, and often before you’ve added any design. This process is used in many other industries with this first iteration known as the minimum viable product. The entire concept cannot be fully discussed here, but if you’re interested in a good book on the subject you should read The Lean Startup. The shift in thinking for us as training professionals is significant. In the past we would spend many weeks or months crafting the perfect course with little input from others. An iterative development model allows you to release content, gather feedback and usage data, and update, on a regular basis. This means that your launch is not the end of the project. It’s the beginning.

I hope you’ll join us in Las Vegas next week. You can still reach out to us at