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DESIGN AND FACILITATE THE DEVELOPMENT OF TALKGROUP plans and radio features selection for eight state agencies that will bring the project back on schedule

Alliant Joined When

  • Talkgroup planning process is 7 – 8 months behind
  • Delays caused increased cost to vendor and the state
  • Further delays will compromise deployment and add significant cost
  • Planning process critically behind for 8 agencies
  • Delays had caused smaller departments to questions their wish to participate in the system

Project Focus

Phase I –

  • Evaluation of current process and reasons for off-schedule status
  • Development of the plan to get eight state agencies back on schedule

Phase II –

  • Management of the actual process
  • Facilitation of planning meetings for the 8 work teams
  • Documentation of talkgroup and configuration plans
  • Post-meeting follow-up to ensure approval of plans

Key Changes and Operational Benefits

Implementation of this program provided the following results:

  • Brought the project into compliance with the State’s time performance requirements.
  • Developed high quality plans for all eight agencies 3 calendar weeks ahead of schedule
  • All 8 agencies made their configuration decisions so that the client only needed to develop the final programming templates and agencies know what types of radios to purchase
  • Clarified and gained agreement on roles of all key players at onset of planning process
  • Maintained document and version control
  • Developed and implemented a formal acceptance process
  • Educated a cross-section of each agency’s staff regarding the radio system and its potential application for their agency
  • Facilitated the resolution of budget questions and considerations

 

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