We are working on a project (mega construction) for which Project Quality Plan was submitted in 2016 and was based on ISO 9001:2008 and accordingly all project procedures are being employed till date. Knowing that ISO 9001:2008 is no more valid since March, 2019 do we need to upgrade the Project Quality Plan also to be in line with ISO 9001:2015?
Off course If it is necessary, It will have major impact on project processes as all documentation and reporting will change accordingly so kindly confirm If it's a must do for ongoing project or not.
Thanks in advance
First, is your organization certified or wanting to be certified? If yes, certification body auditors may raise a nonconformity in the next surveillance audit or certification audit. If no, is there any particular request from your customer? Can your organization negotiate with the customer the maintenance of the status-quo or small changes?
If you have to update the documentation, I recommend starting with a Gap Analysis to determine what is different, what is missing, in the transition from 2008 version into the 2015 version. I believe that there are not so many differences in terms of operations. Consider clause 6.3 of ISO 9001:2015, about how to make changes in your quality management system without introducing disruption and chaos.
The following material will provide you more information about the transition: