ISO/DIS 9001:2015, 6.3

This article summarizes the ISO/DIS 9001:2015 requirements in Clause 6.3 and highlights the changes from ISO 9001:2008.

6.3 Planning of Changes

Where the organization determines the need for change to the quality management system (see 4.4) the change must be carried out in a planned and systematic manner.

Consider the:

  • purpose of the change and any of its potential consequences;
  • integrity of the quality management system;
  • availability of resources;
  • allocation or reallocation of responsibilities and authorities.


  • This clause replaces the old clause 5.4.2.b on system planning.
  • Adds consideration of consequences, resources, and responsibilities.