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Some commonly used frameworks and mental models that can be applied to gap analysis for solution implementation:
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Here are some commonly used frameworks and mental models that can be applied to gap analysis for solution implementation:
  1. TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework)
      • Provides a structured approach to enterprise architecture and can be used to identify gaps between the current and target architecture.
  1. ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library)
      • Offers a set of best practices for IT service management, including gap analysis and continual service improvement.
  1. Lean Six Sigma
      • Combines lean principles and Six Sigma methodologies to identify and eliminate waste, variations, and defects in processes.
  1. DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control)
      • A data-driven quality improvement approach used in Six Sigma methodologies to identify and eliminate defects and gaps.
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  1. Balanced Scorecard
      • A strategic management framework that aligns organizational activities with vision and strategy, enabling gap identification.
  1. Gap Analysis Matrix
      • A simple matrix that compares the current state with the desired state to identify gaps in various dimensions (e.g., processes, skills, technology).
  1. Force Field Analysis
      • A technique to identify the driving and restraining forces that affect the successful implementation of a solution.
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  1. Fishbone Diagram (Ishikawa Diagram)
      • A cause-and-effect diagram that helps identify potential root causes of gaps or problems.
  1. SWOT Analysis
      • Evaluates the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats related to a solution implementation, highlighting potential gaps.
  1. McKinsey 7S Framework
      • Considers the alignment of strategy, structure, systems, shared values, skills, staff, and style, which can reveal gaps in organizational elements.
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  1. ADKAR Model
      • A change management model that focuses on awareness, desire, knowledge, ability, and reinforcement, useful for identifying gaps in change readiness.
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  1. PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act) Cycle
      • An iterative quality management framework for continuous improvement, useful for identifying and addressing gaps in processes or systems.
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  1. COBIT (Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies)
    1. A framework for IT governance and management, providing a structured approach to identifying gaps in IT processes, controls, and risk management.
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  1. Stakeholder Analysis
  1. Risk Analysis
  1. Theory of Constraints (TOC)
  1. Business Motivation Model (BMM)
      • A framework for describing and aligning business plans, strategies, and goals, facilitating the identification of gaps between organizational objectives and existing capabilities.
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  1. BABOK (Business Analysis Body of Knowledge)
  1. Hoshin Kanri (Policy Deployment)
      • A strategic planning methodology that aligns organizational goals, initiatives, and resources, enabling the identification of gaps in strategy execution.
  1. PEST/PESTLE Analysis
      • An analytical tool for assessing the external environment (political, economic, social, technological, legal, and environmental factors), which can highlight gaps in addressing external factors.
  1. Maturity Models
      • Frameworks that define progressive levels of maturity or capability within specific domains (e.g., CMMI, ITIL, COBIT), enabling gap identification based on the desired maturity level.
  1. Lean Canvas
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