help me find a document that has clarifying questions about each paragraph of ISO 9001:2015
Greetings: I have been a member of ASQ since 1984, but this is the first time I have attempted to post a question on myASQ. I sent an e-mail to, and they directed me to this portion of the ASQ website. It has taken me about an hour to figure out how to even post this. (Maybe someone could create a document called "myASQ for Dummies" or something like that). Anyway, the small business where I work has an ISO 9001:2015 audit in a few days. Although I have tried to explain to everyone what is required to pass an ISO 9001:2015 audit, I believe that much more needs to be done. I thought that perhaps someone in ASQ has an article or some type of document that has (for each paragraph of ISO 9001:2015) 1 or more clarifying questions that help the reader to better understand the intent of that particular paragraph. In other words, if the reader can answer those questions (and show evidence that supports their answer), then it is likely that there would not be any nonconformances for that particular paragraph of ISO 9001:2015. It is possible that the ISO organization already has such a document, but the small business where I work may not have the resources to purchase that document from ISO. Please reply to this post if you have any questions about the assistance I am requesting. Thank you. Gregory W. Hill CQA (Am I supposed to include my e-mail address so that if someone has the type of document I need that they can e-mail it to me?)
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Hello Gregory: I think you can design an Audit Check List (for each paragraph of ISO 9001:2015) with 1 or more clarifying questions that help the reader to better understand the intent of that particular paragraph. You could develop the consultation by Internet link: and review interesting topics in order to prepare your audit. Good Luck!.

Trish Borzon
981 Posts
Hi Gregory Hill - Thanks for joining us here and congratulations on figuring how to post - it can be a bit challenging. :D
Have you tried our improved search on ? I can't think of an worksheet though.

Also there may be something that could help you in the Standards discussion

Perhaps this Quality Press title could help you? ISO 9001: 2015 Handbook for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses:

Duke Okes‍, Shelley Baldwin‍ , Whitney Davis‍ - do you have any suggestions?
Good luck!
Duke Okes
165 Posts
Here's my suggestion, albeit perhaps too late for your current needs: Google "ISO 9001 implementation" or "ISO 9001 explained" or "ISO 9001 interpretation" You will find lots of books, audit checklists, etc.