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.