Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Gap Analysis: Rethinking the Conceptual Foundations
Authors: Gary Langford
Raymond (Chip) Franck
Tom Huynh
Ira Lewis
Keywords: Gap Analysis
System Acquisitions
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2008
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
Appears in Collections:Annual Acquisition Research Symposium Proceedings & Presentations

Files in This Item:
File SizeFormat 
NPS-AM-08-025.pdf220.44 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.