Tools, Methods, and Models

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LMI has developed, tested, and applied a variety of computer-based tools and analytical methods to help solve your most complex problems.


This web-based tool simplifies source selection and enables clients to search key contract documents, score proposals, generate questions, and monitor the progress of evaluators. ASSET also provides an audit trail that can help clients defend against bid protests.

Action Workshops for Performance-Based Services Acquisition

This approach combines training and hands-on experience to help develop Performance-Based Services Acquisition work products.

Air Carrier Investment Model

This economic model of the U.S. air transportation system estimates airline costs, fares, and employment; also available in a European version (Euro-ACIM).


The OpenPolicy™ search tool is a solution for extracting related knowledge from large collections of complex documents such as directives, regulations, manuals, and other instructions. Massive amounts of information, and more importantly knowledge, is virtually locked away in these electronic files of written prose. OpenPolicy combines innovative technologies with LMI’s deep government expertise to solve this persistent and expensive problem. OpenPolicy uses an industrial strength semantic database platform that enables intuitive searching and filtering and provides “guided navigation” built on real subject matter expert knowledge. Learn more »

General Activity Networks

This method analyzes the distribution of schedule time for development and acquisition programs.

Integrated Performance and Cost Model

This method integrates cost and performance models, enabling cost-performance tradeoffs to be performed much earlier in the acquisition cycle.

LMINET - National Airspace System Model

Our network queuing model of the National Airspace System estimates capacity, delay, and system throughput at 3,000 airports and 1,000 air traffic control sectors.

Rayleigh Analyzer™

This tool applies statistical techniques to actual cost of work performed to generate estimates of final cost and time for completion of development programs.

State-of-the-Art Surveying

Using the latest data collection technology and methods, our proven approach integrates statistical sample design and sound data analysis to produce clear, thorough, and practical reports for management action. The associated web survey tracking tool offers unique flexibility, permitting easily customized and quickly deployable survey instruments.

Cost Analyst’s Companion

Written by LMI's Dr. David Lee, this publication is considered the leading and definitive source for cost analysis.

Earned Value Compliance Assessment Methodology

Government organizations employ this tool to ensure Earned Value Management accountability and quality when managing large capital asset projects.


An integrated method used to benchmark the performance of a supply chain, identify strengths and weaknesses, assess options for improvement, and create a plan of action for improving performance.


This enterprise architecture practice—modeled after the Federal Enterprise Architecture—helps government organizations see how information technology and business changes impact the entire organization, not just one business area. It includes an end-to-end, top-down approach, which results in business-driven architectures that link process and data models and drive toward interoperable data and service-oriented architectures.

Program Risk Evaluation

This tool—derived from the software risk evaluation model developed by the Software Engineering Institute—is for systematically identifying, analyzing, communicating, and mitigating the risks of complex IT development projects and programs.

PRIME-CHOICE™ Decision Support Method

This six-step process combines state-of-the-art financial and risk assessment tools to help decision-makers select the best among a set of competing alternatives. The method is particularly useful when the decision is critical and qualitative factors obscure the best choices.

Acquisition & Financial Management Highlights

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