We use one Team to lead the project, and call this the ISO Steering
Team. The name is not important, name yours to suit your company. The
function of the team is very important. This team will meet on a regular
basis during the project to monitor progress, resolve questions, allocate
resources and coordinate the design of the new QMS.
The ISO Steering Team should be made up of Management representing
the areas of your company. For example, a manufacturing manager, a quality
manager, an administrative manager, an engineering manager and an executive
manager. This will give the team the knowledge and authority it needs
to make decisions and devote resources to the project.
The management representative and/or project manager for the implementation
project should be the team leader. The team leader will schedule meetings,
prepare agendas, and collect information to bring to the meetings.
While the ISO Steering Team leads the project, "Task Teams"
will develop processes and document procedures to address requirements
of the standard. The ISO Steering team will review the processes and
procedures, and monitor the progress of the Task Teams. Our approach
is to set up a Task Team for each Quality System Procedure that needs
to be developed and documented.
ISO Steering Team Page…..
The Task Teams that are set up will each look at the requirements for
their process and procedure. They will be responsible for comparing
the requirements of the standard to the current process used at your
company. They will design a new process, or modify the current process
so the company will be meeting ISO 9001:2000 requirements. They will
write a procedure for the new process, and give it to the ISO Steering
Team to review. Once the procedure is approved, they will introduce
it to employees, training as needed. The company will then start using
the new process/procedure.
It is important to remember that not all of the Task Teams need to
start working at the same time. The ISO Steering Team will want to prepare
a timeline and assign start and end dates for the Task Teams. Visit
the ISO Steering Team Page for downloads of the Task Team assignments
and a Gantt chart for the project.
ISO Task Team Page.