structural (adjective, struc-tur-al, \ ˈstrʌktʃərəl \) analysis (noun, a-nal-y-sis, \ əˈnælɪsɪs \)
Definition: is the process of examining and evaluating the state and efficiency of various components, elements, and procedures with the goal of determining their interrelationships and importance for the achievement of the purpose and objectives of an organization or a system. Performing a structural analysis enables a company to construct an interactive, analytical environment that allows the management to examine a system from several perspectives, gaining the knowledge necessary to introduce strategic improvements.
In a Sentence:
- We’ve dedicated two weeks to the structural analysis of our product deployment system.
- When an enterprise is as big as Coca-Cola, it can’t exist without the management regularly performing structural analysis procedures to evaluate if all components are working at maximum efficiency.
- Structural analysis came in handy when we needed to determine whether our accounting department wasn’t performing any unnecessary tasks.
Synonyms and related words: gap analysis, benefit analysis, regression analysis, statistical analysis, marginal analysis