Does anyone have experience with this? I have been tasked with formulating a plan and calculating costs as a quick draft, ideally within the next few days. There is a project we might want to bid on but it requires ISO certification. The hope would be to become complaint within 1 years, ideally 6 months. My proposal is to hire a consultant to aid the process, but cost estimates online vary widely (5-50k?. I am interested in ball-park costs that are more likely a slightly over-estimate. We have a QA guy, he is pretty junior so would hire a more experienced manager to work with the consultant. I am doing plenty of reading on the subject, but would appreciate if anyone could create some pointers. We have some QA processes in place but it is best to simply assume there are 10 software developers that concentrate on producing results rather than formal processes, a necessity of a start up. Some questions I can't find answers to include the expected time costs on developers in documenting and reporting etc. It is on thing to say a consult costs X, but if all 10 staff becomes 15% less productive in advancing functionality that is a big cost (I know you gain with more robust code but that has a different value to investors). Cheers!