Sven Laux, Totara Product Director [email_address]   <ul><li>Release of version 1.1
View of the roadmap ahead
Questions </li></ul>
Our vision
Our vision <ul><li>Leading open source LMS for business
Significantly reduce cost of ownership
Focus on end user experience and uptake </li></ul><ul><li>Establish clear blue water </li></ul>
Recap <ul><li>Three initial partners were taking Moodle solutions into businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Proprietary LMS common...
Admin focused / difficult for end users / low uptake
Many system owners say they hate them </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Moodle is fantastic software but there were gaps
Same enhancements and customisations
We needed a product </li></ul>
Recap <ul><li>Partners came together in 2009
Totara was conceived </li></ul><ul><li>14 months of development
Launch of v1.0 at Learning Tech January 2011
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Totara Roadmap September 2011

  1. 2. Sven Laux, Totara Product Director [email_address] <ul><li>Release of version 1.1
  2. 3. View of the roadmap ahead
  3. 4. Questions </li></ul>
  4. 5. Our vision
  5. 6. Our vision <ul><li>Leading open source LMS for business
  6. 7. Significantly reduce cost of ownership
  7. 8. Focus on end user experience and uptake </li></ul><ul><li>Establish clear blue water </li></ul>
  8. 9. Recap <ul><li>Three initial partners were taking Moodle solutions into businesses </li></ul><ul><li>Proprietary LMS commonalities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expensive
  9. 10. Admin focused / difficult for end users / low uptake
  10. 11. Many system owners say they hate them </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Moodle is fantastic software but there were gaps
  11. 12. Same enhancements and customisations
  12. 13. We needed a product </li></ul>
  13. 14. Recap <ul><li>Partners came together in 2009
  14. 15. Totara was conceived </li></ul><ul><li>14 months of development
  15. 16. Launch of v1.0 at Learning Tech January 2011
  16. 17. Huge ambitions, good feature set
  17. 18. 2 weekly release cycles
  18. 19. Now on v1.0.24
  19. 20. Plenty of ideas </li></ul>
  20. 21. Since Totara 1.0 <ul><li>Took critical look </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Functional review
  21. 22. Usability review </li></ul><li>Implementations for subscribers, support for partners </li></ul><ul><li>Many issues resolved and enhancements made, including </li><ul><li>Several language packs
  22. 23. Interface improvements
  23. 24. Improved logging
  24. 25. Bug fixes and security patches </li></ul></ul>
  25. 26. Launch of Totara 1.1 <ul><li>To be distributed on 3rd October 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>New features </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Program management
  26. 27. Improved hierarchies
  27. 28. Enhanced learning plans
  28. 29. Enhancements to the report builder </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Demonstration </li></ul>
  29. 30. What’s next? <ul><li>Staying true to our vision and core principles </li></ul><ul><li>Aiming at the corporate market
  30. 31. Aiming for a simple end user experience
  31. 32. Close alignment with Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>Adopting Moodle’s version numbering and release cycles </li></ul>
  32. 33. Versioning <ul><li>Adopting Moodle’s version numbering and release cycles </li></ul><ul><li>Next release is Totara 2.1 in early Q1 2012 </li></ul>
  33. 34. Totara 2.1 (Q1 2012) <ul><li>Benefits from the Moodle roadmap
  34. 35. Features from Moodle versions 2.0 and 2.1 </li></ul>
  35. 36. Totara’s overall direction <ul><li>Move towards talent management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Performance review / appraisal process
  36. 37. 360 degree feedback tool
  37. 38. Gap analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Further enhancements </li><ul><li>Audience management
  38. 39. Enrollment management
  39. 40. Enhanced F2F, reporting and hierarchies </li></ul></ul>
  40. 41. An overview
  41. 42. Performance review / appraisals <ul><li>Potentially a big win
  42. 43. Lots of organisations still work paper based
  43. 44. Set up working group of four subscribers so far
  44. 45. Engagement via the community site </li></ul><ul><li>Target:
  45. 46. Full specification before end of 2011
  46. 47. Start development in January 2012 </li></ul>
  47. 48. Summary <ul><li>Version 1.1 out on the 3rd
  48. 49. Keen on feedback
  49. 50. Version 2.1 planned for Q1 2012
  50. 51. Staying close to Moodle
  51. 52. Heading towards talent management </li></ul><ul><li>You make the difference
  52. 53. Get involved </li></ul>
  53. 54. Thank you <ul><li>Any questions? </li></ul>
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