Making ISO Certification Painless and Profitable Since 1992

Daniel Markovitz posted a blog called ‘The Folly of Stretch Goals’ in the Harvard Business Review. He outlined the dangers of using ‘stretch goals’ and gives some examples of unwanted behaviours that can result. He identifies three areas where ‘stretch…

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Not everyone LOVES doing corrective actions, and that’s an understatement! So why bother? Here are a few good reasons to carry out corrective actions: Corrective actions are one of the building blocks to system improvement. System improvement is required in…

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ISO 31000 is built on a 3-Part model for Risk Management. You’ll find the overview in this post: Putting Risk in Its Place and this Video: Putting Risk in Its Place Clause 4 identifies the Principles and Clause 5 lays…

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This is the second part of the ISO 31000 guidance model for ‘Risk’. The section called ‘Framework’ follows the ‘Principles’ outlined in the last post and sheds more light on the need for a methodical approach to ‘Risk’. The ‘Framework’…

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Any worthwhile Standard starts with a set of ‘Principles’. ISO 31000 is no exception. Let’s see if we can tie these Risk Principles into a typical ISO Management System. Value Creation and Protection is at the core of this section…

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Risk is all around us, all the time! So where does the 10,000 mile journey of ‘risk management’ begin? ISO 31000:2018 has some ideas and can get you started. Managing risk pays many benefits including the enhancement of Organizational Resilience….

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James P. Womack identifies this as a place to improve in Lean Solutions with Daniel Jones. We don’t want to lose customers by keeping them waiting. Consider this: “If we had to pay our customers for the time they wait to…

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This is a solid set of steps developed by James P. Womack in his book Lean Thinking. He was into the Lean stream very early and has done some great work. He mentions Taiichi Ohno and The Toyota Production System in…

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You bet we can!! When we integrate 2 or more Standards, the time savings start immediately! It takes some work to combine some of the requirements, but the benefits last for the life of the system. Top Management Benefits Management…

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You may recognize Deming’s 8th ‘Point’ – Drive Out Fear. There’s no better way to get people ‘engaged’ (ISO 9001, 5.1.1 h) than creating a work environment where people feel listened to and respected for their expertise, no matter how…

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4 Comments

  1. Wayne Midgley on June 8, 2015 at 1:10 am

    Trying to sign up for your iso tips Jim but cannot find where to.

  2. Jim Moran on June 8, 2015 at 1:32 am

    I’ll have to add that option, Wayne. What we have now is a ‘Contact us’ button at the bottom, and people send the request there.

    I’ll add you to the list. We’ll be sending out a new round after the FDIS comes out – should be next month – we’ll make sure you get the next ones.

    In the meantime, feel free to glance through the previous tips: https://simplifyiso.com/iso-tips

    Comments welcome!

    Jim

  3. tony santos on January 17, 2020 at 12:10 am

    your lessons are clear and helpful. Thanks

    • Jim Moran on January 20, 2020 at 3:11 pm

      You’re welcome, Tony – thanks for leaving a note. Hope 2020 works out for you!
      Jim

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