QMS project plan template

Before you apply for certification, you should consider who you want on your project team. Your ISO-certification team is particularly important as they will be responsible for getting your Quality Management System (QMS) ready for certification and ensuring that the rest of your staff understand how to use the new QMS.

You should also set out a time scale for goals you want to achieve. For example, you should set a date for when you anticipate the ISO team to be established, or when you want to finalise the QMS system. To set these goals, you should create a project plan template and include key 'milestones' you want to achieve, when you want to achieve them by and who will be involved in the project.

ISO 9001:2008 Project Plan

Project goals:

Start date: ______________________________________

Registration date target: _______________________


Project manager: _____________________________________________________

Management representative: _________________________________________

Person ultimately in charge: ____________________________________________

ISO 9001:2008 Team: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Project timeline:

Phase Scheduled completion date Actual completion date
1. Project manager to complete Online Training
2. Perform Gap Analysis
3. Hold ISO Team meeting
4. ISO Team initial training
5. Task Team meeting
6. System complete
7. Registration Audit
8. Certificate received