Risk Based Thinking
Requirements, Tools and Options
Duke Okes,  Knowledge Architect

Webinar Description

The 2015 edition of ISO 9001 replaces the requirement for preventive action with risk-based thinking (RBT). While the intent was to alleviate confusion it has actually created more uncertainty due to the introduction of new terminology. However, this greater variability in interpretation also allows more flexibility to adapt to the context of each organization.

This 2-hour webinar covers the specific risk-based thinking requirements and how they related to but are different from a formal risk management (RM) program, and provides examples of application within a quality management system (QMS). It exposes participants to a range of risk assessment tools, techniques and processes.

Attendees will:

  • Learn the explicit and implicit RBT requirements of ISO 9001
  • See that much of what you’re likely already doing meets the requirements
  • How to make RBT a process versus an event (e.g., integrating RBT and PDCA)
  • Understand the difference between RBT at the process versus the QMS level
  • Learn of many available risk management standards for products/services, quality, operations and the enterprise (Q9, ISO 14971, MIR, ISO 31000, COSO)
  • See examples of the use of several risk assessment techniques included in (ISO 31010)
  • See a range of options for integrating RBT with ORM and ERM

    Webinar Dates

    • Date: To be Announced

    Time: 1 PM - 3 PM EST
    Length: 120 minutes
    CEUs: 0.2
    Price: $199

    Who Should Attend

    • Managers of a QMS
    • Process owners
    • Quality auditors
    •  Anyone making the transition from the 2008 to 2015 edition of ISO 9001


    Duke Okes (FASQ, CMQ/OE) has been in private practice for 30 years, helping organizations implement processes for better control and improvement of their operations. He has worked with a wide range of organizations, including manufacturing and healthcare industries as well as financial and government services. He has conducted hundreds of workshops on ISO 9001, internal quality audits, failure mode & effects analysis, performance metrics and root cause analysis. He holds degrees in technology, business and education, and is author of two books on process management topics: Root Cause Analysis: The Core of Problem Solving and Corrective Action, and Performance Metrics: The Levers for Process Management.  

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    “ISO 9001 is used by millions of people and organisations around the world and the upcoming 2015 revision will have a big impact on those who work with the standard.

    The impact of this revision will be similar to, if not greater than the 2000 edition, which was a major change for accreditation bodies, certification bodies, training organisations, implementing organisations, procurement organisations, consultants and customers.”

    An excerpt from IRCA Resources on “ISO 9001: IRCA Supporting the 2015 Revision”, October 2013