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Are you ready for your ISO transition audit? Risk-based thinking and the process approach in ISO 9001:2015

The new ISO 9001 introduces some key changes to the way a quality management system (QMS) is incorporated into your organization’s strategic direction. One of the Key changes is the requirement for Top Management to promote the use of Risk-based thinking and the Process Approach.

There’s plenty of information in the Standard itself, but we’ll go a bit further to bring you some useful information and ideas as you move toward your Transition audit.

This is a high level overview of how to meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 before your BSI transition audit. Time to get more value from your QMS through ‘Risk-based Thinking’ and the Process Approach’

What you will take away from this webinar:

The changing role of Top Management - What value will come to us from the use of Risk-based thinking and the Process Approach?
- Will the changing role of Top Management affect our approach to Risk and the Process Approach?
- What does Top Management have to do to meet the new requirements?

How ‘formalized’ does this information have to be?
- How much is ‘enough’?
- Will ‘The Process Approach’ help us meet any additional requirements?
- How do we audit our Action Plans?

What impact does our ‘context’ have on the Process Approach? - How do we show our process flow in our documentation for maximum effectiveness?
- Can we identify risks better with a visual representation of our organization?
- How can we prove that we’re using ‘Risk-based thinking’?
- Where does the concept of ‘Opportunities’ fit into our ‘Risk Assessment’?


Anne-Marie Pizzitelli has been responsible for BSI Canada Marketing since 2008. In her role, she manages Communications and makes sure clients are aware and of, and supplied with, all the most recent developments in the world of ISO standards, through webinars, whitepapers, events, and Training. She is an active participant in ISO discussion groups across Canada, surrounding the revisions to the standards.

Jim Moran, MA Ed., President, The learning Alliance Inc., has been a business educator since 1977. He has written articles for a number of business publications, radio shows and hosted “How’s Business?” a TV talk show.

Jim has developed, designed and delivered training courses for Fortune 500 companies, the Federal government and Provincial governments. Since 1992, he has implemented more than 20 ISO Management Systems for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 17025 and integrated systems that include more than 1 set of requirements. His training courses have included additional Standards – ISO 15189 (Medical Labs) and OHSAS 18001 – Health and Safety. Currently, he is working with BSI as an External Resource for training delivery.