Gap Analysis: Rethinking the Conceptual Foundations (report)

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Authors
Langford, Gary
Franck, Raymond (Chip)
Huynh, Tom
Lewis, Ira
Subjects
Gap Analysis
Gap Analysis, System Acquisitions
Advisors
Date of Issue
2008-04-23
Date
01-Apr-08
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Abstract
Gap Analysis is widely regarded as a useful tool to facilitate commercial and defense system acquisitions. This paper is a rethinking of the theoretical foundations and systematics of Gap Analysis with practical extensions to illustrate its utility and limitations. It also provides a new perspective on those theoretical foundations from the perspectives of systems and value engineering. The growing sophistication and complexity of new systems or system-of-systems have resulted in a dramatic increase in time and money to reach operational capability. Gap Analysis, properly defined and enacted, clarifies goals, appropriate investment and the end-use.
Type
Technical Report
Description
Proceedings Paper (for Acquisition Research Program)
Department
Acquisition Management
NPS Faculty
Identifiers
NPS Report Number
NPS-AM-08-025
Sponsors
Naval Postgraduate School Acquisition Research Program
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Citation
Distribution Statement
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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