The Scale-up Process Gap – Getting Started

Our opening post on this theme introduced the problems that companies face as they transition from start-up to scale-up mode. In addition to the gaps identified by others, we identified the Process Gap as one that needs closing if a company is to successfully scale. To help re-establish the context, here’s a spot-on quote from […]

The Process Gap for Scale-up companies

It seems everyone is talking about Scale-up companies these days. The term has been around since at least 2013 (see for example this blog by Brad Feld). Two reasons why the term has become more popular are the publication of Verne Harnish’s 2014 book “Scaling Up”, and Sherry Coutu’s “The Scale-up Report on UK Economic Growth”, also […]

Version 1.7 of OfficeToPDF available

Today we released version 1.7 of our OfficeToPDF open source project for PDF conversion. You can read more about the project here on this website and download the latest version from our CodePlex page. Updates available in release 1.7: IF fields are properly updated prior to PDF creation Additional file type supported: vdx, vdw, emf, […]

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New Release CogniDox 9.0.0 – the ‘other’ features

We made CognDox 9.0.0 available for download on May 4th and announced it to the world on May 9th – there’s a copy of the press release here. We chose four features as most significant to describe – Forms Builder, TaskFlows, Digital Signing, and Briefcase Compartments. You can read about them in the press release. […]

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Organizing Organizational Knowledge: the case for information management in ISO 9001 (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series we considered the problem of reinvention, the unstructured nature of information, and the role of metadata. In this post we will try to answer the question: what are the best ways to turn unstructured content into structured metadata so that we can find information? Seek and you will find […]

Organizing Organizational Knowledge: the case for information management in ISO 9001 (Part 1)

In a previous blog, we wrote that information findability is as worthy a topic for ISO 9001:2015 standards-making as say, risk-based thinking, preventative actions, or the process approach. Unfortunately, there is still a wide chasm between even the newly-published ISO 9001:2015 requirements and Information Management (IM) practices. In this post, the intent is to look […]

Organizational knowledge in ISO 9001:2015

One of the areas included in the Final Draft of the ISO 9001 revision (ISO/FDIS 9001:2015) is 7.1.6 Organizational knowledge. The stated requirement is: “The organization shall determine the knowledge necessary for the operation of its processes and to achieve conformity of products and services.” In fact, a recent article by Arun Hariharan makes the […]

White Paper – How to apply Risk-based Thinking to ISO 9001:2015

For the past several months we’ve published a series of blog posts on the application of Risk-based Thinking for ISO 9001:2015. It’s been a very popular series and there was demand for the series to be collated into a single document for easy reference. We’ve done just that and the white paper that resulted is […]

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

This is the final part in our series on how you might apply Risk Assessment techniques to meet the possible Risk Based Thinking (RBT) requirements of the forthcoming ISO9001:2015 standard. Events are moving along for the new version: the last formal draft of ISO/FDIS 9001 has just been issued, and final publication is scheduled on […]