If you’re in an industry that is regulated by an agency of the federal government (like life sciences or aviation) or your state’s government (like civil construction or child care) then you have probably had a written quality plan for a long time. If you’re in manufacturing, you’re no stranger to ISO 9000 or 9001. If you’re in software you probably at least know about CMMI, even if you’re at maturity level 0. You already know that you can’t touch data governance without a painstakingly detailed description of how you’ll do it. And you already know that Provaré can help you with these plans and all aspects of their implementation.
But more and more non-regulated industries are requiring their suppliers and vendors to provide written QA plans as appendices to proposals, especially for larger jobs. Even if there is no formal bid process, some prospects won’t even talk to you unless you can show them written proof of how you address quality throughout your organization. We are increasingly seeing this happen in areas like commercial construction, FinTech, travel, hospitality, IT, and pretty much any space where cost of failure is unacceptably high.
Here’s the good news. Right now, quality assurance plan can be marketplace differentiators in these spaces. Most don’t yet have standards for quality assurance plan. History has shown that the first movers in those industries have disproportionate influence on establishing the standards for the entire industry. Many of your competitors will wait to develop a Quality Plan until a customer or regulator requires it. Let’s make sure they have to abide by standards that you’ve written. Sound good?
Let Provaré help you achieve First Mover advantage in Quality Assurance.
Starting with a few scattered forms and policies – and within the disparate regulatory frameworks of 3 northeastern states – Provaré developed an entire QA Program for Living Innovations, including regulatory traceability, forms, metrics, job descriptions, policies, and procedures. “Our program now sets the standard rather than merely adhering to it.”
In literally only one long day of work, Provaré was able to start with a quality plan template and create a Quality Plan for Daleo that allowed them to submit a bid for a huge job that they would not have been able to submit without having the plan in place.