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Title: Gap Analysis: Rethinking the Conceptual Foundations
Authors: Gary Langford
Raymond (Chip) Franck
Tom Huynh
Ira Lewis
Keywords: Gap
Gap Analysis
Value Acquisition
Value Engineering
Systems Engineering
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2007
Publisher: Acquisition Research Program
Citation: Published--Unlimited Distribution
Series/Report no.: Gap Analysis
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.
Description: Acquisition Management / NPS Faculty Research
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