ISO 9001, the Quality Management Standard, is coming of age in 2015.

The next version of the ISO 9001 standard is due for release in late 2015 and I believe it has finally evolved into a mature, and self-assured standard. It now covers Strategic Planning, Risk Management, and Knowledge Management. The essential ingredients for a contemporary business management framework, intended to support the long term sustainably of a modern organisation.

The new version incorporates the need to manage your business processes within the context of your operating environment, from strategic planning to review of results to determine where the business can improve.

Finally, ISO 9001 is a Standard offers the total package to managing product and service quality.

So if you are interested to hear more about the changes, drop me a line and I can send you a Gap Analysis template I have developed. You may find it useful to determine the impact these changes will have on your current Quality Management framework.