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How to ensure engagement in ISO project implementation using online software

Keeping people engaged during an ISO implementation project can be hard – especially if the whole team is involved with other parallel assignments and lacks clear direction. It is on the project manager alone to keep them engaged, provide direction, and balance other known ISO implementation challenges at the same time: lack of understanding of the project steps, managing a huge set of rules, documentation, tasks, and communication, along with steering management decisions. Often, this balance is impossible to keep, so…

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How to save time using online ISO management tools

Today, we are obsessed with our time spent on work and at home. Time has become our most valuable resource – whether we are working on a project, or choosing a coffee vendor, we are very careful about how we invest it. Naturally, the ability to save time for the stuff that really matters has become a top priority, especially if it is tied to implementation of projects. When put into the perspective of an ISO implementation project, time is…

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How to save money using online ISO management tools

When introduced to the complexities of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 27001 implementation projects, companies find out, too often, that it can become an organizational mess. Trying to balance a horde of emails, document versions, and a strict timeline by using emails, face-to-face meetings and conference calls can seem to be an impossible mission. The everyday reality reminds us that documents get lost, emails are hard to follow up on, and people get frustrated when they are not in…

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How to establish a corrective actions process using an online tool

Corrective actions (CAs) are one of the most powerful tools at our disposal for striving towards improvement in any management system. The better the tool is, the more effect it will bring. But, in the real world, CAs are often neglected and many companies avoid recording nonconformities just because they don’t want to deal with corrective actions afterwards. The reason for this notion is the conventional approach to the process of CA, which often leads to just a formal documenting…

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How to use an online tool for managing tasks, files, and communication for ISO implementation projects

Managing any ISO project can be tricky. Nearly all ISO projects are heavily under resourced and approved quite late, and therefore burdened by impossible deadlines. The project manager usually doesn’t understand the complexities of the project itself, so there is a steep learning curve before he can even start delivering results. On top of that, there is a huge amount of rules, documentation, tasks, and communication that must be handled throughout the project, which can be really challenging, as these…

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How to manage your ISO implementation through project management software

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…

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How the Task Reviewer feature enables control over the execution of all tasks in your ISO project

Let’s presume that you have done everything right from the start with your ISO implementation project. You have explained the importance and the benefits of having an ISO certification, effectively gained the support of top management, and chosen a service provider to assist you in setting all this up. You have your team behind you, ISO gibberish suddenly starts to make some sense, and you are ready to start doing stuff. No matter the way you are doing that, offline…

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