ISO 9001:2015’s Odd Abdications

The ISO Directive for developing standards (specifically, ISO/IEC Directives Part 1: “Rules for the structure and drafting of International Standards“) carefully lays out how standards such as ISO 9001 must be written. For example, clause 4.1 of the...

Book Review: “Risk Based Thinking Handbook”

Full disclosure: I am aware that I’m at the center of the controversy surrounding the author of this book, William A. Levinson, and that he is currently engaged in a fairly nasty social media campaign against me. Nevertheless, this review puts all of that aside...

Surviving ISO 9001:2015 Published!

Oxebridge has officially published Christopher Paris’ latest book, Surviving ISO 9001: What Went So Wrong with the World’s Foremost Quality Management Standard, and How to Implement It Anyway.  The 600+ page book is available in e-reader format for...

Oxebridge Template Kit Updated to Version 1.8

The Oxebridge Totally Free ISO 9001:2015 QMS Template Kit has been updated to version 1.7. The following changes were made: Fixed corrupted CAR Log. COTO Log now calculates risks and opportunity ratings by average of the various elements, not the highest of the...

Here’s What an ISO 9001 Word Cloud Looks Like

Here’s a fun exercise, which probably tells us absolutely nothing. Nevertheless, it’s interesting. Running the requirements clauses (4 through 10) of ISO 9001:2015 through a Wordcloud generator, we get this nifty graphic which displays the prevalence of...