Sure Step in action: more about Fit Gap Analysis
Fit Gap Analysis is one of the core activities of the Sure Step. It’s in fact so important that on most projects this activity should be done twice: the first time you do it on a very high level just get a quick overview of customer’s processes and requirements, and the second time you dive deep down into details to figure out everything.
This is not the first time I blog about it. I explained the meaning of the Degree of Fit, as well as its value in determining the risks of customizing the solution, and then I shared some thoughts about how to use hourly estimates from the Fit Gap worksheet. But every time I think of Fit Gap or I teach it at a course, there seems to be so much more to it.
There are a couple of more points I’d like to address about it:
- How (and why) to engineer the Degree of Fit?
- Isn’t the Degree of Fit a bit too blurry?
- Are the five fit/gap categories really all there is about it?
- Can you inherit a Fit Gap Analysis results from another consultant?
Let’s discuss the first topic today: engineering a desirable Degree of Fit.