March, 2005 Newsletter Articles

ISO Guidelines on Social Responsibility

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The first meeting of the ISO group developing the International Standard for guidelines on social responsibility has been scheduled for March 7-11, 2005 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. ISO expects that developing the standard will take three years, with publication in early 2008. The standard will provide guiding principles on social responsibility. It will not be a management system standard and will not be for certification purposes. For more information, go...

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Business Continuity, Security, and Emergency Management

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Do you know the right questions to ask about your organization’s level of preparedness in business continuity, information security, physical security, and emergency management? These questions posed by Paul Kirvan at ContingencyPlanning.com may help determine if your organization needs help. Information Security When was the last time you experienced a breach of security that resulted in damage to valuable company information? How do you currently ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of your firm’s critical...

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Whittington to Speak at ASQ’s 12th Annual ISO 9000 Summit

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Larry Whittington will speak at the ASQ 12th Annual ISO 9000 Summit  (April 4-5) in Atlanta, GA. His session on “Document and Record Control: Basic Requirements and Industry Views” will be 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM on Tuesday, April 5. Early bird registration rates for the conference are available until March 10. Learn more at (http://www.asq.org/ed/conferences/iso/2005/index.html). Larry’s presentation will address the basic document and record control requirements of ISO 9001:2000, plus the guidance of: ISO 9004...

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ISO Software Engineering Standards Issued in 2004

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These software engineering standards issued by ISO in 2004 may be of interest to your organization: ISO/TR 9126-4:2004 – Software engineering – Product quality: Part 4: Quality In Use Metrics. Provides quality in use metrics for measuring the attributes defined in ISO 9126-1 (Quality Model). ISO/TR 9126-4 contains an explanation of how to apply software quality metrics, a basic set of metrics for each characteristic, and an example of how to apply metrics during the software product life cycle. ISO/TR 14143-5:2004 –...

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Next Revision to ISO 9001 is Planned for 2008

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Based on ISO TC 176 committee meetings, it appears the next revision to ISO 9001 may be published in third quarter 2008. The ISO 9001:2000 changes are being called an “amendment” to convey the committee’s intent to limit the changes to those needed for clarification of the standard. Anything considered having a high impact on users will be held for a future revision. For the ISO 9004:2000 guidance document, the term “revision” is being used since the committee intends to introduce substantive changes. The...

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