Monthly Archives: November 2014

There’s something rotten in the state of Scotland

But it’s certainly not Scottish.  It’s our old friend the ISO management standard. GHS Marshall wrote his PhD thesis, Evaluating management standards: empirical research into the Scottish Quality Management System (SQMS), on them at the University of Stirling.  Among his … Continue reading

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Los 10 pecados de la ISO 9000

This blog has previously linked to JM Raventos’ excellent article.  Important posts from other blogs have disappeared.  We wouldn’t want to lose this one, so here it is (Google translation from Spanish). Remember, this just exposes ISO 9000.  The article doesn’t refer to ISO … Continue reading

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Getting the recognition it deserves

Hidden behind the paywall of the Times is the following letter.  It recognised the corporate Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder inherent in bureaucracies like the ISO management accreditation movement. A probe too far Published at 4:32PM, January 3 2008 On the … Continue reading

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