RE: I'll stop now

Subject: RE: I'll stop now
From: "Steve Hudson" <steve -at- wright -dot- com -dot- au>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2001 10:51:10 +1000

Yes, this is a common area for misunderstanding.

The ISO9000 manuals explain it very nicely, but the gist is this:

A process defines roles, communication channels, inputs and outputs. It
declares what procedures are used in what situations. It must allow for all
transformations of inputs into all possible outputs.

The procedures say What, Who, Where and When. If What needs more How, one
provides a breakout to Work Instructions which describe How - not Who What
When and Where.

To formalise, my procedure structure looks like this:

Considerations (all the non-step stuff from the proc + required ref
Prerequisites (can include knowledge)
Authorisation (who to preform, who to give the go-ahead, who has change
management over the proc if not covered by the book/sections/chapter)
Procedure (numbered steps)
Troubleshooting (includes contact info or ref to such if applicable)
Related Documentation (same as "See Also")
Records (what Q records are used/genned by the proc)

Steve Hudson
Principal Technical Writer
Wright Technologies (Aus)
steve -at- wright -dot- com -dot- au
(612) 9518-1822
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