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Gap Analysis of Current and Desired Status
from deck Sales Business Case Study Template (PowerPoint graphics)

Gap Analysis of Current and Desired Status

Slide Content

The slide is designed to depict a gap analysis between the current and desired status of a project or strategy. It is structured around two main sections: "Current Status," which lists points where the presenter can add text describing the present state, and "Desired Status," which similarly allows for points to describe the intended future state. The central question "Solution?" implies a transitional phase or requirement that bridges the gap between the two statuses, hinting at the need for strategies or actions that will move from the current to the desired status.

Graphical Look

  • Two large circles, one red with a downward trend chart and one green with an upward trend chart, symbolize the current and desired statuses respectively.
  • A light bulb icon within a yellow circle is centrally positioned, indicating a point of enlightenment or solution.
  • Two bridge diagrams, appearing as faded images, suggest a connection or transition between the current and desired states.
  • Stylized bullet points with placeholders for text provide a format for detailing the various aspects of each status.
  • The bridge diagrams are partially obscured by the central light bulb, with the left side of the bridge being more solid and the right side dotted, emphasizing the passage from the problem (solid) to a solution that is not yet clear (dotted).
  • A dashed hexagon labeled "Solution?" straddles the gap between the two states, further driving home the concept of seeking resolutions.
  • The overall palette is clean and professional, with soft blues and grays complemented by more vibrant red, green, and yellow for emphasis.

The slide has a balanced and visually distinct structure that clearly differentiates the components of a gap analysis. The use of icons and charts offers an intuitive visual metaphor for progress and problem-solving.

Use Cases

  • Presenting an overview of strategic planning in which the current operational status is contrasted with strategic goals.
  • Conducting a SWOT analysis where strengths and weaknesses are acknowledged as the current state and opportunities, and threats are explored to define the desired state.
  • Discussing business process improvements by illustrating what aspects of the process need to change to achieve a more efficient or effective outcome.
  • Setting the stage for a workshop or brainstorming session aimed at identifying actions or initiatives necessary to close the gap between where an organization is and where it wants to be.

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