If you’ve taken online courses before then the LINKED program interface should be very familiar to you. The roadmap or checklist has been organized as a course. For each individual task you will be able to view instructions (which may be video, audio or text), download any necessary files and materials, and in some cases upload your work back to your Lean Design Studio coach for review. When you have completed a task mark it as “complete” and you’ll be able to track your progress as a percent complete.
Chances are good that your LINKED team will have ongoing responsibilities in addition to working on this team. It is highly recommended to set up a daily and weekly schedule for these activities, so that everyone knows what times they have available. Document this schedule in the Master Plan workbook, which you will download in the next task.
Another decision the team will need to make is on which platform to use for web-based video communication. There are several good choices, including Microsoft Teams and Zoom. Update the Master Plan with your choice and a link that can be used by the Lean Design Studio mentors.
Each LINKED team member will have an individual user ID and password, and since a formal certification is one of the desired outcomes of this program, the course status will need to be updated individually. One account, however, should be designated as the “Master” account for the LINKED program, and we recommend that it be the account of the program leader. That will be the account that the Lean Design Studio mentors will look at when checking on program status and completions.