Why Gap Analysis Is Fun

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Performing gap analysis has got to be the best part of being a business analyst. It really is fun to find out about how things work, draw pictures and diagrams, and then share the information with everyone. It can be a real eye opener. (Sometimes people call you a genius. That’s good for your self esteem.) You can begin to see all of the challenges and opportunities that are just waiting for someone to tackle them. You can also begin to understand how some projects might be prioritized before others. Sometimes some of the data that comes from gap analysis might be discouraging, but that’s OK. It’s better to know what you’re dealing with than not. Even if the project is nixed, no matter the reason, the data that comes from the gap analysis can still be used to make other strategic and …

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