Accession Number : ADA493822


Title :   Gap Analysis: Rethinking the Conceptual Foundations


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY


Personal Author(s) : Langford, Gary O ; Franck, Raymond E ; Huynh, Thomas ; Lewis, Ira A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a493822.pdf


Report Date : 23 Apr 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 46


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.


Descriptors :   *ACQUISITION , *SYSTEMS ANALYSIS , SOFTWARE TOOLS , COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT , VALUE ENGINEERING , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , SYMPOSIA , MILITARY CAPABILITIES


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE