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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



"I also wanted to say thank you again. In case CJ didn't tell you I was promoted to Project Manager on Catalyst. And I have you, Linda, Rick, and Sherwin to thank for this. You all assisted me in seeing areas of improvement that I needed to focus on so I thank you all for that. I have grown and changed so much in the last year and you all at Alliant are to thank for this improvement in my life! So hats off to all of you."

Project Team Member - National Healthcare Provider