“Preparing for the Unexpected” – Public Relations and Managing Our Message

This week’s show focused on public relations and managing our message with globally recognized Public Relations Expert and author, Gerry McCusker.  Tune in and learn how we can leverage social media and keep our messages on track when things can easily get out of control.

Public Relations and Managing Our Message

“Preparing for the Unexpected” airs every Thursday at 9am EST.

Don’t forget, you can listen to each episode on demand too.

The StoneRoad Team

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Testing BCM and DR Plans – Part 3 of 3: Test Findings and Summary

This week’s show is the third and final part of the talk on testing our BCM/BCP/DR plans and programs. We’ll focus on documenting test findings and how to put together an effective Executive Summary.

Don’t forget, it’s 9am EST every Thursday.

The StoneRoad Team

 

BCM/DR: BCP Strategies – From Nothing to Business as Usual

Recently, I have been attending quite a few meetings regarding contingencies required for the implementation of a large project initiative.  Because it’s a new initiative and many users aren’t even assigned an ID yet to use these new systems and applications, it’s a bit hard for them to know what contingency strategies are required Continue reading

Business Impact Analysis (BIA): Organizational Integration (Project Change Impacts)

One of the major challenges for Business Continuity Management (BCM) professionals and organizations is ensuring that their Business Impact Analysis (BIA) is kept current and update to date.  The problem with keeping the BIA’s up to date is that there is no process that integrates the BIA into the existing organizational functions.  Continue reading

Reporting DR & BCM Program Status as Red

 

I’ve noticed recently that many individuals working on various projects and programs, including Disaster Planning and Business Continuity, seem afraid to actually communicate some of the difficulties they’re encountering.  Continue reading

BCM & DR: Mergers & Acquisitions (Part 1)

As many of you may know, I work in Program and Project Management, as well as Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery. I find the Program/Project Management aspects help build and manage activities needed in BCM & DR and communicate buy-in and need with executives. If you haven’t had any Project Management training, I suggest you attend a course (Note to self: New Post about Project Management). So, it came as something interesting the other day when Continue reading

BCM & DR: People Over Profit

There is an old adage that ‘you can’t put a price on life’ and I personally believe that. No amount of money will every replace a lost life due to a disaster or any other situation. After I recently heard a response to so some questions about Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery by a Senior Executive, I’m beginning to think that some organizations actually do put a dollar value on life – even if they don’t know they’re doing. Continue reading