Back on Track: How to Rescue Your Outsourced Training Project

Thomas Bril
L&D Specialist
Back on Track: How to Rescue Your Outsourced Training Project

Imagine you’re a Fortune 500 company executive responsible for a critical training project…And it’s now officially off track. You can feel the panic rise in your chest, and the consequences of a failed project loom large. But fear not, because this story has a happy ending. In this post, we’ll discuss how to get your outsourced training project back on track and restore your peace of mind.

Identify the Root Cause of the Problem

First, take a deep breath and assess the situation. Identify the root cause of the problem by speaking with your internal team, the external training provider, and other stakeholders. Aquote from a seasoned L&D professional: ‘In my experience, most problems in outsourced training projects can be traced back to miscommunication, unrealistic expectations, or a lack of proper resources.’

Establish Clear Communication Channels

Once you’ve pinpointed the problem, it’s time to take action. Start by establishing clear communication channels between all parties involved. This ensures everyone is on the same page and prevents further misunderstandings. Regular check-ins and progress updates can keep your project from veering off course again.

Adjust Project Scope and Expectations

If unrealistic expectations were the cause of your project going off track, it’s time to reevaluate and adjust. Work with your training provider to determine a more attainable scope and set of expectations. Remember, it’s okay to pivot when circumstances change. As one L&D expert puts it, ‘Flexibility is the key to success in any outsourced training project.’

Allocate Additional Resources

If a lack of resources was the source of your troubles, consider allocating additional resources to your project. This may include hiring more trainers, expanding the budget, or providing better tools and technology. With the right resources in place, your project has the chance to rebound and achieve its goals.

How Learnexus Can Help

Now that we’ve explored ways to get your outsourced training project back on track, let’s talk about a solution that could prevent such mishaps in the first place: Learnexus. Learnexus is a freelancer marketplace designed specifically for Learning & Development professionals. With Learnexus, you can quickly and easily find and hire freelancers with highly specific skills and experience in L&D.

Not only does Learnexus save you time and eliminate procurement issues with a single master services agreement, but it also offers a 47% cost saving compared to traditional outsourcing methods. So, when it comes to keeping your training projects on track and achieving success, Learnexus is your secret weapon.