Gap analysis template for single requirement (against a software product)

Can this requirement be dropped?
Yes No NA

If yes, provide details.

Is requirement implemented fully, as it is, by proposed product?
Yes No NA
Does product has superset functionality of what is required?
Yes No NA

If yes, provide details.

Can this requirement be replaced by another requirement to remove gap with proposed product?
Yes No NA

If yes, provide details.

Can this requirement be changed to remove gap with proposed product?
Yes No NA

If yes, provide details.

Is requirement implemented fully, by tweaking requirement a bit, by proposed product?
Yes No NA

If yes, provide details.

Is requirement implemented fully, by tweaking user operations, by proposed product?
Yes No NA

If yes, provide details.

Is requirement implemented partially by proposed product?
Yes No NA

If yes, provide details.

Does requirement need repurposing proposed product feature/use case/UI element/DB element?
Yes No NA

If yes, provide details.

Does requirement need configuring proposed product?
Yes No NA

If yes, provide details.

Does requirement need change in UI of proposed product?
Yes No NA

If yes, provide details.

Does requirement need change in proposed product code or database? Please note that ‘change’ is considered different than ‘addition’.
Yes No NA

If yes, provide details.

Does requirement need addition in proposed product code or database?
Yes No NA

If yes, provide details.

Does requirement need development effort?
Yes No NA

If yes, provide details.

‘NA’ stands for ‘Not Applicable’.

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Comments 4

  1. Sandy Young wrote:

    I really like this approach and the way you put the template together. One question: what do you mean by UI. I can only think of user interface but would like to be sure.

    Posted 18 Mar 2011 at 9:28 pm
  2. Chetan wrote:

    It is user interface.

    Posted 26 Mar 2011 at 7:20 am
  3. O67 wrote:

    Can you please explain what you mean here?
    “Does product has superset functionality of what is required?”

    Also – can you provide and reference to other sources you used to generate your template?

    Thanks
    O67

    Posted 28 May 2011 at 7:16 am
  4. Chetan wrote:

    Hi O67,

    Product may have more than what you need i.e. functionality of product is superset of functionality needed. This information may play vital role as you are going to have more than what you need. For example, it is desirable that extra functionality is something which adds value to business. If not, then you are going to have more complex product than you need and you may also end up paying more.

    This template is not ‘sourced’ from anywhere. I actually searched for it, but did not find anything. So, I created it.

    Regards,
    Chetan

    Posted 28 May 2011 at 11:30 am

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