An Innovation Management System (IMS) based on the standard UNE 166002:2014 is based on the application of the methodology known as the plan-do-check-act cycle (PDCA). Four essential aspects of the cycle are identified:
- Plan: Planning.
- Do: R&D and innovation process.
- Check: Assessment.
- Act: Improvement.
The organization shall continually improve the suitability, appropriateness and effectiveness of the system through the use of R&D and innovation strategy and policy, leadership, planning and objectives, processes that support R&D and innovation and the assessment of performance.
The organization shall identify deviations and/or non-conformities and establish appropriate corrective actions to eliminate the causes, or establish actions to improve the effectiveness and the results of the IMS.
The implementation of improvement measures shall be monitored taking into account the deadlines established, if the tasks set out are completed and if the expected impact of the measures on the system have been reached. Existence or potential occurrence of similar deviations and/or non-conformities shall be determined.