As agencies with a public safety mission focus on technology modernization and enterprise management, an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the way in which mission needs and technology requirements overlap in a holistic manner is essential. Agencies are often faced with complex engineering challenges when trying to understand how new technologies might integrate into their operational landscape. Lafayette Group appreciates the value of applying a systems engineering approach to complex client challenges. Our systems engineering approach focuses on understanding how various systems operate and interact to improve functionality and determine how new technologies support client requirements. To do this, we apply various tools and techniques to better understand how a client operates to drive a solution that is tailor-made to their needs:

  • Requirements Management: Lafayette Group works with clients to understand network requirements by defining, documenting, and verifying needs. Our team applies its expertise in systems engineering to lead and facilitate diverse integrated planning teams and bring them to consensus in the decomposition and analysis of user needs. 
  • Configuration Management: We apply configuration management as a systems engineering process for establishing and maintaining consistency of a product's performance, attributes, design, and operational information throughout its lifecycle. Our team applies its extensive configuration management experience to manage changes throughout our clients’ system lifecycles.
  • Change Management: We work to with our clients to identify and implement the overarching method of handling change in an information technology environment.