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Final Step Before ISO 9001 Certification is Data Management

We want to implement a quality management system complying with ISO 9001. We divided the ISO QMS implementation project into four distinct phases. First we built the foundation processes, followed by continual improvement process, and the management processes. At this point we have covered how to comply with most of the ISO 9001 QMS requirements.  Now we will cover the final phase; complying with the requirements of Clause 8. The final step before ISO 9001 certification is data management. Continue reading Final Step Before ISO 9001 Certification is Data Management

What Is the Process Approach to Business Process Management?

Business process management (BPM) uses the process approach to achieve planned results, objectives, and your strategic vision. If you manage what you measure, then the process approach to business process management is the method used to determine what to measure, monitor, and take action on as you define your business processes. What is the process approach to business process management? Continue reading What Is the Process Approach to Business Process Management?

What Is Plan Do Check Act (PDCA)?

Sounds easy in principle, doesn’t it? Just plan your work and work your plan. So, why is “plan do check act” so difficult in practice? Using the Plan Do Check Act (PDCA) method is like climbing a hill: it starts out easy but gets harder the higher up you go. What Is Plan Do Check Act (PDCA)? Continue reading What Is Plan Do Check Act (PDCA)?

How ISO 9001 Can Make Your Company More Competitive

Implementing ISO 9001 as a Quality Management System can improve your business. A common misconception about the ISO 9001 Standard is that it is a document nightmare. Actually, there are very limited document requirements in the standard. So, how can implementing ISO 9001 can make your company more competitive? Continue reading How ISO 9001 Can Make Your Company More Competitive

How Do You Create Well-Defined Processes?

Well-Defined Processes are possible, while also learning how to reduce development time, save money, and stay in control? Business professionals can learn how to create well-defined processes with the easy-to-manage Process Approach of “Plan-Do-Check-Act“. Continue reading How Do You Create Well-Defined Processes?

What Are the Final 3 Phases of Project Management?

The first two phases include project initiation and project planning. The final three phases of Project Management complete the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle or process approach to business process management with Project Execution, Project Monitoring & Control, and Project Review & Close. Continue reading What Are the Final 3 Phases of Project Management?