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Mind the Gap!

July 22, 2014

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When you’re exploring a possible new project, it’s easy to underestimate the size of the gap between where you are now and where you want to be.

This is where Gap Analysis is useful. This simple tool helps you identify the gap between your current situation and the future state that you want to achieve.

It also helps you identify the tasks that you need to complete to close this gap.

Learn how to use this simple technique in our article. Then find out how to use Gantt Charts and Scope Control to keep your projects on track.

Question: What tools and techniques do you find most useful for managing projects? Share your experiences below.

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