The next salvo of my enquiry and research effort is to try and find someone to coach me through the implementation of these ISOs in a hand-holding kind of way. I think this is gong to be a challenge as I suspect most consultants will want to do most of the work themselves. Perhaps even more challenging will be finding one source of help for all three standards – especially a source which has an SME orientation as as opposed to a corporate one. I know this will cost money. However, as things presently stand I am uncertain if a I am going to make much progress without such assistance initally at least.
I start by trying to get in touch with Peter of FXXP – “ISO 9001 and BS 7858 man” who I had in for a day back in October 07. After our session in October, Peter phoned and asked me if I’d like to do some management consultancy for his company – which was nice but unfortunately the day rate was far too low for me. It reminded me of what template- driven version of management consultancy Peter’s was when compared to mine.
It takes me a good half an hour to dig out Peter’s mobile. I could have gone via Liz (the savvy office manager at FXXP previously mentioned) but I am in the kind of mood where I need immediate results and I don’t want to wait for him to call me tomorrow.
In the end I leave a message on his mobile but I also contact Liz by email so that she sends him a message too. This guy is going to know I want to speak to him and speak to him NOW! I am becoming impatient to make progress and get somewhere! In the end I do have to wait until tomorrow.
Based on notes from my diary and other records