Gap Analysis | Glossary


Gap Analysis is used to assess and identify gaps in the process of an organization. It results in a strength and weaknesses report, and an initial set of recommendations that can eventually help the organizations improve their process and meet their goals.

Executing a Gap Analysis is important for any organization because it facilitates the most effective measures, based on the priorities set. The procedure involves collecting documentation of the organization’s products, and interviewing people involved in those processes( in groups or individually) to identify gaps.

Further Reading

  •  “Integrating CMMI and Agile Development: Case Studies and Proven Techniques for Faster Performance Improvement” (book), by Paul E. McMahon.

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