In Reply to Parent Post by clarkjason
Hi, Sorry I might have missed something, Could to elaborate on the above? ( spell it out for a newbie like myself )
Let me see if I can help. ISO 9001 is a set of requirements that an organization chooses to comply with, for certain reasons:
a) Customers are seeking assurance of a system to support the quality of products they buy, and/or
b) Organizations want to get 'certified' etc. and/or
c) Certain markets and product regulations are best met by implementing a quality system which meets ISO 9001
As written, ISO 9001 is a 'one-size-fits-all' document and there's no interpretation of the requirements for industry sectors. That's where guidance documents, like ISO 90003 come in.
They are used to help organizations in specific sectors - software, in the case of ISO 90003 - design and implement a systematic approach to managing their business processes. It guides you through the requirements. One example which would need such guidance would be section 8.3 of ISO 9001 'Control of non-conforming product'. This requirement needs specific interpretive guidance for software businesses, who don't 'manufacture' software - in the conventional sense of the word. So, how would you control the source code in the event of some software testing failure, which is what ISO 9001 asks you. ISO 90003 gives that guidance.
I hope this helps. Let us know if there's anything else you need to know.