ISO Gap Analysis and Its Importance

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Gap Analysis is set of questions used to access ISO standard requirements vs. individual organizational standing. This analysis is best way to find the gaps in system and construct the so called bridges. It takes the process from current stage to future stage (Compliance or Certification).

Gap Analysis is the first step towards either compliance or certification. Whether an internal team is appointed or consulting service is procured the process starting point is formed by this analysis.

A well performed Gap Analysis will cover all the sections and clauses of Quality Standard. No information is small. Each department head will be asked to help fill the form with questions pertinent to their process and interactions. Departments need to be assured about the benefits of the process and any questions or concerns raised be answered.

After the completion of process a comprehensive report is generated and it becomes the initiation point for the project plan. The report gives information about processes that comply with standard, which are not yet documented, processes that do not comply with standard and need to be designed and finally processes that are not in place.

The reporting of Gap Analysis will give a proper timeline for the project plan and cost incurred. Management uses this as a tool to align resources, schedule processes and projects to accommodate the Certification/Compliance process.

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  1. Jodi says:

    I thought finding this would be so arduous but it’s a breeze!

  2. ISO 9001 says:

    Hi! You are making good jobs. I am from Turkey- istanbul. We have a certification body. Keep sharing…

  3. Really good information on Gap analysis. Thanks for sharing.

  4. That’s really nice. You are sharing good information. Keep it up.

  5. ISO 9000 says:

    This is a great overview of what a Gap Analysis is and why its so important when planning and implementing ISO Standards.

  6. ISO 9001 says:

    I liked knowing about the gap analysis. Thank you for sharing the so worthy blog.

  7. Arnob Sarkar says:

    The ISO 9001 quality management standard can help you drive up efficiency, save money, satisfy more customers and win new business. One reason for ISO 9001 being so popular is because it can be implemented by organizations of any size or industry sector. Consequently, it is often a supply chain requirement as it can ensure continuity amongst suppliers.ISO 9001 certification is suited to organizations who wish to improve their management processes and demonstrate that their quality credentials are independently verified. This usually leads to improved client retention and helps them win new business, particularly when bidding for public sector work where ISO 9001 is usually expected.


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