Hi, in my new job the responsibility given me is to go through the present organizational process and do a gap analysis, i would like to know if any oen have the knowledge of gap analysis in to which area's i should concentrate mostly.its a cmm level3 company.
There are an old joke (sorry for bad English maybe)
Q: What's the difference between hippopotamus?
A: That if walks the land but swims the water
Gap is difference between etalon and objects. You can't find gap for a process if you don't know the etalon. Probably your task is to find gap between existing and CMM level 4 process? In this case you should concentrate on everything that level 4 differ from level 3. It this your question?
Ainars, I think we have a language disconnect here: "etalon?"
According to dictionary.com, "etalon" means "an interferometer consisting of two glass plates that reflect approximately half of each ray of light incident upon them and that are separated by a small, fixed distance: used to compare wavelengths and to study atomic spectra. "
Peter, you are right! thanks for pointing that out. I'm looking into wikipedia now "goal of the gap analysis is to identify the gap between the optimized (resource) allocation and integration of the inputs and the current level of allocation" So to do that you need to define what is "the optimized allocation" I bet in case of ramesh it is as defined in cmm level 4 or 5
What sort of gap analysis are you supposed to perform? Tool, process, reporting, safety, or some other sort of analysis? The specific techniques and skills will differ for each, but the basic principle is to analyze the existing, the goal, and identify where there are "gaps" between the two. Usually companies will expect risk analysis and at least some initial mitigation strategy planning at the same time.