An Exclusive Event For Executives, Decision Makers and Success Enablers

Your technology project’s success or failure will have lasting impact on the agency and your career. Make sure it goes right by attending this high-impact learning and networking event and leave with the tools you need to fast-track getting the right system.

CAD & RMS Procurement and Project Management Course


Ensuring project success requires planning, a defensible procurement process, project management skills, and insight into what systems and vendors are right for your agency. This 2-day executive-level course is a money back guaranteed program that will cut your project time in half and help ensure a successful outcome.


You will receive customizable CAD/RMS project-specific documents that are pre-populated with full content yet formatted to allow for customization and collaboration. These documents are based on years of experience writing RFPs and managing projects for our law enforcement agency clients.

  • Project Charter
  • Project Work Plan
  • Scoring Sheets
  • Risk Matrix
  • Communications Plan


After completing the course, you will have access to a secure attendee collaboration site to keep in touch with your fellow graduates, ask questions, share ideas and documents,  and discuss vendors.


0800-1000 Project Planning

  • 5 Phases of the project
  • Agile project management
  • Developing the Project Team
  • How much will it cost and funding sources

1015-1200 Project Management 

  • Drafting the Project Charter
  • Risk identification and management
  • Drafting the Communications Plan
  • Project updates and meetings

1300-1430 Needs Assessment

  • Conducting a Needs Assessment

1445-1700 The right approach to an RFP

  • Procurement and legal terms and conditions
  • Writing the RFP


  • Review vendor proposals
  • Scoring vendor proposals
  • Vendor demos and scoring

1230-1600 Vendor Review

Review of current vendor landscape. PRI will provide insight into the current market leaders and systems.

Hear what our clients have consistently said about their CAD/RMS and what we have seen with our own eyes through our consulting engagements.

This invaluable session will save your agency from selecting a system that isn’t a good fit. Issues to consider:


  • Disruptive acquisitions and mergers: bad for you
  • Vendor sustainability and market position
  • Nextgen 911
  • Cloud vs. Not really cloud
  • Security
  • Support

Attendees will receive:

  • RFP
  • Project plan
  • Project charter
  • Risk matrix
  • Communications plan
  • Team assignment
  • Scoring sheets

We’ll review the current vendor landscape and discuss the systems PRI recommends and those we don’t, after working with many agencies and on many projects, and hearing from our clients about the issues they’ve faced.

This invaluable insight will provide you with advanced knowledge in preparation for your system replacement.











Location: TBD

Check and credit card payments accepted. Select payment option when you register.  Select pay by check to be invoiced. An invoice will be emailed to the person entered as the billing contact.

Hours: 8am-4pm

Meals: Breakfast included both days.



  • Reduction in time to published RFP 67% 67%
  • Reduction in staff time on project 57% 57%
  • Total project time reduction 63% 63%

Top 5 Causes of Project Failure

Learn the top 5 reasons projects fail and how to avoid them.  

NIBRS Compliance

Many agencies are seeking new systems in preparation for NIBRS.  Systems must be compatible.

The 5 Project Phases

Each project has 5 key phases. An agile approach helps get through them all.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this event a sales pitch for vendors?

No. PRI is a nationally known independent consulting and training services firm that provides criminal justice agencies expert advisory, technical, compliance and program management solutions.  We specialize in information management for criminal justice.  See our seminars here.

How much of the RFP is already written?

About 85% of the document is completed.  It is formatted with color-coded text to display the content that should be customized to your specific needs. Nonetheless, the bulk of the document is already written based on our years of experience in writing RFP’s for clients.

What format do the documents come in?

All project documents are in MS Word and Excel and are fully editable. 

Will the documents be completed in class?

No. The training includes guidance in what should be included in the documents and they should be worked on collaboratively with your project team at your agency.