No matter the industry, the size of your organization, or the location(s) of your business, Business Continuity Management (BCM) and Disaster Recovery (DR) programs always seem to experience a common set of challenges. Drawing from 20+ years of experience, Alex Fullick will discuss these many challenges that seem to transcend industry and location – and which seem to appear at one time or another – in every BCM/DR program. Listen in to hear why some of these challenges occur and how to deal with them when you begin to encounter the same issues in your program.
Have you ever gotten to the end of your journey to find you’re not in the place you thought you’d be – or wanted to get to? It’s that way for many projects and programs, including BCM/DR initiatives. Sometimes what you intended to achieve isn’t what you end up accomplishing – if at all.
Developing and the maintaining a Business Continuity Management (BCM) / Disaster Recovery (DR) program means managing – and sometimes juggling – multiple components. You could be juggling Business Impact Analysis (BIA) reviews while starting to plan the next major Simulation Exercise. Continue reading →
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 →
For the most part, the BCM industry states that reviews of Business Impact Analysis (BIA) findings and results are to be done on an annual basis; however, I propose that this thinking change. It is difficult of companies of all sizes and industries, to set aside time every year to review BIA’s, let along set time and resources aside to participate in various BCM tests and plans & process reviews. Continue reading →
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 →