Being honest with myself, I didn't understand the EFQM Model the day we had the EGQM seminar. Being more honest, I didn't get it 100% after one week. The process to develop an appreciation for the EFQM took me more practice and time. The good news is that now I feel it has become a part of me. It took me time to digest the concept but using it on KBAM has helped more to do it.
First of all, the EFQM can be applied to any business; European or non-European ("after Brexit will there be a BFQM, British Foundation for Quality Management :o?" Jajaja great joke of Omair), any small, medium or large company and without importance of the industry, it belongs to.
When using the EFQM criteria to analyse the 5 Years Resources Allocation Plan I made, it helped me understand how the proposal contributes to the whole organisation and what could be its opportunity areas to contribute more the success of the company.
I could have applied it when I worked in all my important projects. Of course, I missed the chance because I didn't know the EFQM before but from now on, I can apply it to future ones. That way, I will always assure that the projects of the company aim the path of excellence!