As quality practitioners, we know that change is constant. Whether we are firefighting the nonconformance du jour or partnering with product development to launch the next offering, we recognize that our world is very complex. Quality professionals can no longer just enforce requirements and drive continuous improvement.
Quality professionals now are being asked to lead cross-functional teams for transformation initiatives and secure executive funding, all the while staying up to date on the latest regulations, industry requirements, technologies and organization-specific standards. Our soft skills are just as important as our technical ability and subject matter expertise. As the demand for highly skilled labor increases when it comes to emerging technologies under the Quality 4.0 umbrella, it is imperative that quality professionals also keep pace with emerging technologies.
Given all of this change, it’s clear there are significant opportunities for the role of the modern quality professional and challenges we must overcome in the years ahead.
Here’s a whitepaper from Peter Alouche, the head of product EQMS at ComplianceQuest on career development for quality professionals.