In May of 2015, we finished ISO: Risk Based Thinking book. We answer more than 300 questions about risk, quality, RBT, risk based auditing, and certification. We will start answering questions that we get weekly.
SO WHY YOU?
So, what gives us credence since ISO 9001:2015 is coming out in 4 months. Well …. We coined and trademarked the expression: Future of Quality: Risk®. We used the expression CERM: Risk Based Problem Solving | Risk Based Decision Making years before ISO developed Risk Based Thinking. Twenty years ago, we wrote best selling ISO books. We worked with the first ISO CB’s in 1987. Anyway, you get the idea, we’ve been in this business a long time.
WHAT ARE ISO 9001:2015 OPTIONS?
We think companies will have 4 options following the release of ISO 9001:2015. This is what we think will occur.
- Companies will say the value of certification due to risk and other changes is not there. They will drop their certification or self declare. The consensus among folks we’ve spoken ranges from 10 to 30%.
- Companies often smaller will go with a CB that will get them certified with a low level risk assessment. Of the remaining companies, the consensus ranges from 80 to 90% will follow this option.
- Companies often medium sized will adopt ISO 31K and install a low level risk management program. About 5 to 10% will follow this option.
- Companies often larger and publicly trade will adopt COSO risk management framework and install a risk management program already harmonized with COSO. About 5% or fewer will follow this option.
Yes, we know the numbers don’t add to 100% due to the ranges. Companies in the 3 and 4 categories will follow a risk capability and maturity curve to mature their systems.
Executive management must perceive value in ISO 9001:2015. if the value proposition is communicated in terms of risk, then there will be a higher probability of continuing certification.
Tell us your plans. What are you going to do?
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