Gap Analysis Toolkit: best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics

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Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Gap Analysis Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Gap Analysis related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Gap Analysis specific requirements:


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Gap Analysis Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...


STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 871 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Gap Analysis improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 871 standard requirements:

  1. Does the project meet program eligibility criteria, and does the county meet the requirements of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) as it relates to training, required county plans and procedures, etc?

  2. Does the business case rest on a detailed gap analysis which validates the opportunity to improve business accomplishments or correct a deficiency related to a business need?

  3. How does your organization know it has the leaders it needs to perform well now and in the future, meet its outcomes and contribute to sector-wide outcomes?

  4. How does your organization ensure it has the ICT and internal management systems it needs to achieve its outcomes and contribute to sector-wide outcomes?

  5. Effective controls rely on staff having the right knowledge and competencies; how does management ensure that staff in key operational areas have these?

  6. How does your organization identify and develop the skills and competencies it needs to successfully manage its relationships now and in the future?

  7. How does your organization think about the type of culture it needs to achieve its shared and organization specific outcomes now and in the future?

  8. Where should specific capabilities be located - within the IT organization (central IT group or business unit IT group) or within the business?

  9. How does your organization think about the type of culture it needs to achieve shared and organization-specific outcomes now and in the future?

  10. Strategy-setting; what does the sector intend to achieve and what difference are its players going to make over the next three to five years?


Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Gap Analysis book in PDF containing 871 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Gap Analysis self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Gap Analysis Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Gap Analysis areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Gap Analysis Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:

 

STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Gap Analysis projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Gap Analysis Project Management Form Templates covering over 6000 Gap Analysis project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. WBS Dictionary: Contemplated overhead expenditure for each period based on the best information currently available?

  2. Quality Management Plan: How effectively was the Quality Management Plan applied during Gap Analysis project Execution?

  3. Stakeholder Management Plan: Does the role of the Gap Analysis project Team cease upon the delivery of the Gap Analysis projects outputs?

  4. Procurement Audit: Were additional works brought about by a cause which had not previously existed?

  5. WBS Dictionary: Are the WBS and organizational levels for application of the Gap Analysis projected overhead costs identified?

  6. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Changes in the direct base to which overhead costs are allocated?

  7. Change Request: What mechanism is used to appraise others of changes that are made?

  8. Planning Process Group: Contingency planning. If a risk event occurs, what will you do?

  9. Stakeholder Management Plan: Are regulatory inspections considered part of quality control?

  10. Procurement Management Plan: Has a structured approach been used to break work effort into manageable components (WBS)?

 
Step-by-step and complete Gap Analysis Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Gap Analysis project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Gap Analysis project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Gap Analysis project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Gap Analysis project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan


3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log


4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Gap Analysis project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance


5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Gap Analysis project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned

 

Results

With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Gap Analysis project with this in-depth Gap Analysis Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Gap Analysis projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Gap Analysis and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Gap Analysis investments work better.

This Gap Analysis All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.

 

Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.

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