ISO certification – how much does it cost?

Project Planning
How much does it cost to establish and implement a management system and to get your organization certified by an accredited certification body? The simple answer is that it can cost you anywhere from nearly nothing to lots and lots. In this post, I will try to explain the options that you have so you can choose an approach that will best suit your project's budget. Bear in mind, when planning the project budget, there will be some known costs that are reasonably predictable upfront (e.g. certification body, templates, training, consultant) and then there will be some additional costs that will likely come up as you move through each stage of the project (e.g. risk treatment and corrective actions). I will be focusing mostly on the more knowable factors here,…
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