Enterprise Compliance Today

Compensating for SharePoint Document Control Deficiencies

Posted by Greg Carroll on Wed, Apr 05, 2017 @ 12:31 PM

The benefits of SharePoint as a content management system and information portal tool are indisputable.  With great search functionality and user definable portal pages SharePoint is now the leading Content Management solution chosen by most IT departments.

But what if your business demands strict document controls protocols, not just because it’s good practice but life depends on it?  Unfortunately there is generally a poor appreciation by IT departments of the importance of document control in mission critical business. 

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Tags: Best practices, Quality Management, document control

Integrating ISO 9001:2015 with ISO 17025

Posted by Greg Carroll on Tue, Oct 11, 2016 @ 04:16 PM

It is not uncommon for laboratories to be saddled with maintaining both ISO 17025 and ISO 9001 certification. Although it is simpler to create and implement two QMS – and to "merge" those activities which can be merged – this approach is arduous, inefficient, and prone to mistakes.

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Tags: Best practices, Quality Management

Misunderstanding Innovation

Posted by Greg Carroll on Mon, Aug 22, 2016 @ 10:57 AM

Last week saw the latest in misguided innovation talkfests, the AFR Innovation Summit #Innovation16.  For several days academics, public servants, journalists, and corporate employees put forward their insights into how Australia can develop an Innovation culture. 

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Tags: Best practices, corporate governance, Innovation, Quality Management

How to make Audit Management Effective

Posted by Greg Carroll on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Effectiveness is the holy grail of Compliance Management.  Whether regulatory or ERM, ensuring business is conducted as intended is the base requirement to optimising your organization’s performance.
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Tags: Best practices, Compliance Management, risk management, Quality Management, Compliance Audit

Compliance Manager role in modern organizations-Empower decision makers

Posted by Greg Carroll on Mon, Sep 07, 2015 @ 07:14 PM

 

The Compliance Manager’s role in the modern organization is to enable/empower decision makers to take action and leave the building defensive walls to the Risk Manager with his heat maps. So how can compliance managers start realising their value adding role?

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Tags: Compliance Management, Quality Management, decision making

How to Implement Risk Based Audits & Inspections

Posted by Greg Carroll on Sat, Jul 18, 2015 @ 05:40 PM

With the release of the Final Draft of ISO9001:2015 this week and its focus on risk-based Compliance Management, I thought I would share our approach to Risk-Based Auditing from our experience with the likes of Defence Aviation and the Australian Quarantine Inspection Service, both leaders in the field.
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Tags: Best practices, Compliance Management, risk management, Quality Management, Compliance Audit

21 Best Practices in Workflow Management

Posted by Greg Carroll on Wed, Apr 22, 2015 @ 09:13 PM

Return of Investment (ROI) does not come for automating a process but from using it to add value.  Value adding comes from targeting time and resources, risk based thinking, and Business Intelligence where they can deliver the greatest benefit to achieving the organisation’s strategic goals.   

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Tags: Best practices, project management, Innovation, Quality Management

PDCA is NOT Best Practice

Posted by Greg Carroll on Fri, Nov 14, 2014 @ 01:30 PM

There is a gaggle of Management Consultants pushing the 20th century mantra of Good Management Practice as a panacea to all the ill of today’s business environment. The key plank in most of these methodologies is that old chestnut “the PDCA cycle” for Continuous Improvement. If your consultant wears this as a badge, run a mile!

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Tags: Best practices, corporate governance, iso 55000, risk management, project management, Quality Management

Interview with Certified Enterprise Risk Manager® (CERM) Academy

Posted by Greg Carroll on Mon, Nov 11, 2013 @ 10:11 AM

This week I thought I'd re-print an extract from an interview  with Greg Carroll by Greg Hutchins from US based Certified Enterprise Risk Manager® (CERM) Academy, on my upcoming book "Mastering 21st Century Enterprise Risk Management".

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Tags: risk management, Quality Management