What is an ISO 9001 Gap Analysis?
The first step for implementation project of the quality management system (QMS) is to compare the current QMS to requirement of the ISO 9000:2008 standard. It is called a Gap Analysis.
The Gap Analysis use the key tool is the Gap Analysis Checklist which is a list of the requirements in the standard and shaped in question format.
The auditor will use the checklist to put the QMS side by side the standard requirements. He/she will take advantages of documents when using a well-designed checklist. In specific, it is easy to look for examples of what will meet the requirements and other guidance on auditing to the standard via recommendations of documents. In addition, the checklist helps the auditor see a specific place to documents for compliance with or no compliance with the standard.