Managing an ISO project without any guidance is like putting together a big jigsaw puzzle with a thousand pieces, but without the big picture in front of you. You will waste a lot of time you usually don’t have, trying to find and fit the right pieces together and as a fact – delays will happen. What you really need in this situation is a guide.

Traditionally, you would hire a consultant to help you by paving the way before you. The consultant will not share all the steps ahead, as he needs to stay relevant until the end of the ISO implementation for the big payout. As the consultants are rarely exclusively available just for you, delays are still possible, especially if he scores a bigger project. But, that’s ok, right? Better to have some guidance than to face the big ISO jigsaw puzzle alone.

Well, in this article, we propose an alternative to this. Alternative that will hand you over all the jigsaw pieces of the puzzle with the numbering on the backside and a piece of mind.

What to look for in ISO management software

Having an ISO online tool to help you drive your ISO project forward is definitely a plus. However, before choosing a software solution that might fit all your needs, please understand that having the tool is just half of the story. If you are looking just at features, you might be seduced by the software’s capability to help you add people, and manage ISO project tasks and documentation. In most cases, this is what happens. People select online ISO management tools with the functional framework to get the job done, but without one essential component – expert instructions for how to do it properly.

So, you need to find a tool that has both the functionalities to drive the ISO project forward, and instructions for how to do it properly.

You need a single platform that will empower you to:

  1. understand all the required steps for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, or ISO 27001 project implementation
  2. add people
  3. message them
  4. delegate and track ISO project and task activities
  5. develop and maintain ISO documentation

Predefined ISO step-by-step projects

What if you had all the steps for your ISO project set right before you, so that with a single glance you could understand each step ahead of you? Beautiful, right? Now, imagine that you have an explanation for how to complete each step, and you can access those guidelines any time and easily share them as actionable tasks with your team.

Understanding the importance of ISO guidance, we have created three step-by-step implementation projects for the ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 27001 standards, with predefined sets of actionable tasks needed to complete your ISO project. So, you don’t have to worry about that, and you can just focus on the tasks at hand.

We have split the necessary work for each ISO standard, to help you better understand the upcoming work. In the ISO 9001 step-by-step implementation project we have defined 24 different tasks split into 4 different phases. For ISO 14001, we made 20 different tasks, and for ISO 27001 there are 24 tasks. With these projects already defined, all you need to do is add your team, delegate tasks, and watch them unfold. Besides instructions, these ISO step-by-step implementation projects have all the necessary project management functionalities to help you drive your project forward. Your team can develop files online, track tasks, communicate with each other, and easily understand each next step.

Tasks can be reviewed for quality, and activities can be tracked to ensure timely delivery of each task to complete the big jigsaw puzzle for the auditor.

How to manage your ISO implementation through project management software - Conformio

Figure 1- Conformio step-by-step ISO implementation projects for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 27001

As you can see, having the online tool to drive your project forward is just half of the story. However, if you combine it with some concrete expert guidance, you have the right conditions to successfully implement and maintain any project. This is something that we recognized early on and perfected to provide you with the best tool for ISO project management possible.

If this makes sense, go on and give it a try; it is free.

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