Hi, This is my first post and I am very glad to have stumbled across this forum. We are about to embark on our transition journey. We have a "readiness" review in November and this will be followed by planned surveillances in December and June 2018, by when I hope for us to be certified to avoid any additional visits before the September 2018 deadline. So far, I have attended some training courses, read the standard over and carried out lots of research as and when time has allowed between dealing with the day to day stuff. I feel like I have a good grasp of what is required. Our current system is mature, possibly too mature in that we have been certified for many, many years and it shows in places (too many procedures). I am desperate to use this transition process wisely and make our QMS of value rather than tailored to what people believe is required (which is usually wrong and over the top!). No changes have taken place yet and so I have called a meeting this week to explain the key changes and what we need to do to our management team. Weekly meetings will then be held to monitor progress. Management are fully aware of the change but not the detail at this stage, it is only myself that has that knowledge which I need to pass on. I have conducted a basic gap analysis and believe the areas that we need to address are; 4) COTO - Issues and Needs/Expectations of interested parties - New requirement 6) Risk - New requirement, Objectives - Needs improvement 7) Support - Organisational knowledge - New requirement, Communication & Awareness - Requires improvement 9)Performance Evaluation - Customer Satisfaction - Needs Improvement, Management Review - Enhanced requirements Any general suggestions/tips for the overall process appreciated as we set off! Thanks.