[rescue] [geeks] Looking for a sysadmin gig in Houston/remote

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 11:02:40 CST 2015

On Dec 3, 2015, at 10:37 AM, microcode at zoho.com wrote:

>> I worked for two companies that sought ISO9001 certification, it basically
>> boiled down to this:
>> Do you have a quality process?
>> Have you documented your quality process?
>> Do your employees know the quality process?
>> Do your employees follow the quality process?
> If that was all there was to it they would have adopted it. In both cases
> the companies spent a lot of money and didn't ever certify. Not sure why.

Likely they overthought the process, then failed to demonstrate line employees
knew the process and followed it. It is up to the certification candidate to
determine the appropriate process and defend it against challenges by the

When I was being prepared for my ISO9001 certification interview, it was
stressed to me that I didn't need to know the answer to every question I was
being asked, I *absolutely* needed to know where the answer was located (SOP
website) and to never, EVER guess at an answer to a question.

This was at Bellcore before it was sucked into SAIC (large federal/defense
contractor), and at a small software/service organization. As I recall,
Bellcore achieved certification, the smaller company 'shifted focus' mid-way
through the process and was acquired.

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