Gap Analysis – is a part of the compliance management process and we consider this as a general term which covers a number of processes listed below:
|ELEMENTS OF GAP ANALYSIS PROCESS|
|Identification of gaps||Review the actual state of things and compare it to the desired state (or vice versa) to find all non-compliance elements – gaps|
|Risk assessment||Analyse each gap in terms of severity and probability of the risk induced by a non-conformance to requirements, or to a desired state|
|Gap elimination planning||Develop actions to eliminate the gaps|
|Recognize a gap as a deviation||When it is practically impossible to eliminate a gap it should be clearly defined as a Deviation and risk mitigation measures should be developed
Deviations can be permanent or temporary thus requiring different measures to address those.