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ISO 9001:2015 – How to apply Risk-based Thinking to Quality Processes [Part IV]

ISO 31000 Risk management techniques – continued Attributes of a selection of risk assessment tools If you haven’t read my previous posts on the subject of risk assessment tools, you may like to go back before reading about the various Scenario Analysis, Function Analysis, Controls Assessment and Statistical Methods. Part 1 in this series is […]


ISO 9001:2015 – How to apply Risk-based Thinking to Quality Processes [Part III]

ISO 31000 Risk management techniques Attributes of a selection of risk assessment tools If you haven’t yet read my previous posts discussing risk assessment tools, you may like to go back before starting this one about the Scenario Analysis, Function Analysis, Controls Assessment and Statistical Methods. Part 1 in this series is available here. Part […]


ISO 9001:2015 – How to apply Risk-based Thinking to Quality Processes [Part II]

ISO 31000 Risk management techniques: A selection of risk assessment tools you might like to consider Part 1 in this series is available here. Although risks and opportunities have to be determined and addressed, there is no requirement in ISO 9001:2015 for a formal risk management or a documented risk management process. Even so, the […]


ISO 9001:2015 – How to apply Risk-based Thinking to Quality Processes [Part I]

Why taking a risk-based approach is a requirement of ISO 9001 Risk-based thinking is a sore point among many Quality professionals. Even so, identifying risk, analysing the consequences, probability and level of risk (i.e. risk analysis) and risk evaluation using formal techniques are becoming increasingly important tasks in the global business world. ISO 9001:2015 incorporates […]


Convert Office documents to PDF using OfficeToPDF 1.5

We’ve made a new release (1.5) of our OfficeToPDF open source project and pushed the code to its usual home on CodePlex (http://officetopdf.codeplex.com/releases/view/612089). It comes fairly soon after the release of 1.4 in August 2014 but the timing was right for two reasons: There was a flurry of issues raised and requests from users We […]


ISO 9001:2015 – The likely impact (Part III)

What ‘documented information’ is required by ISO 9001:2015? An Executive Summary could read as follows… ISO 9001:2015 will probably merge documents and records under the term ‘€œdocumented information’€ and there will be no mandatory quality manual, procedures or quality records. These significant changes may lead to much greater flexibility in how information is managed within […]