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Quality Management Systems
Main Assignment due November 12th, 2020
Critical analysis of the changes to the ISO 9000 standard
Change is never easy. There has been a lot of discussion around the changes to ISO 9001:2015 vs earlier versions of the standard. Many in the industry feel ISO 9001:2015 has brought positive change as new elements are introduced while others feel it is a negative change on the standard or to their business. Who is right? Why?
1. Develop an essay on the changes in ISO 9001:2015; why you feel they are a positive &/or negative progression of the standard; and suggestions on how an organization can prepare for getting certified for the first time.
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2. As a minimum your analysis should address:
· Overview of changes from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015
· Outline what you believe are positive and negative changes. Based on these changes, decide on if the revision was positive or negative overall.
· Analysis to support your decision
· Suggestions on how a company prepares for certification. Include the steps, tools, best practices, etc., an organization may use.
· Bibliography of supporting articles
3. Your analysis should be 4 full pages at a minimum (12 font), single space, excluding a supporting bibliography of maximum 3 references. You may choose to include flowcharts, graphs and images that are relevant.
4. References must be directly cited in your analysis. If you are unclear what this means, please ask.
5. Hint: Most assignments that do well will have a structure. Having headings relevant to the grading criteria or an introduction, analysis, and conclusion will ensure you cover all the topics.
Grading Criteria (note that grading is roughly equivalent to effort in each section):

Overview of changes
30
%

Analysis
30
%

Suggestions
30
%

Bibliography & appearance
10
%

Grand Total
100
%