describe the role the gap analysis plays in the development of an applied improvement project (AIP).
Last week, you were asked to identify an area of interest in your organization or profession that could be an area of opportunity for improvement. For this Week 2 assignment you will describe this area of interest to include what within the organization needs improvement, and the background and context for this area of opportunity for improvement. You will also describe the role the gap analysis plays in the development of an applied improvement project (AIP).
Develop this assignment using the Week 2 Annotated Assignment Template With Instructions [DOCX] document.
Complete this assignment using the Week 2 Assignment Template: Area of Interest [DOCX] document.
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Provide a reference list and citations in the literature to support your assignment as needed.
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Do not address the gap analysis you posted in the Week 2 discussion, but rather describe in general the role of the gap analysis and provide your thoughts about whether or not it is possible to develop a problem of practice without first conducting a gap analysis. Although this assignment requires you to describe why you find the area of interest interesting, keep in mind that this assignment, as with all assignments, is written in the third person voice. Do not write in the first-person voice.
Complete the following:
Describe an area of research interest.
Explain why you chose this area to study.
Later in the course, you will develop an annotated bibliography as part of the final project.
Although you will not begin planning your AIP in this course, try to identify an issue that could eventually serve as the basis for your AIP or be part of the library research you will eventually need to conduct for your project.
Describe how you might apply the skill set learned from conducting a gap analysis to the design of an AIP.
What role does the process of conducting a gap analysis play in the development of an AIP?
Do you think it is possible to develop a problem of practice without first conducting a gap analysis?
Explain and defend your answers by referencing this week’s readings.