This week we have the 1st part of a 3 part series talking about testing our BCP/DR plans and maintaining our programs. The focus will be on getting Buy-In and the showing the Value of BCM programs, as well as providing some tips on how to test for people availability issues.
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 →
A bit late but Happy New Year everyone! May 2016 bring all you ask for and keep you safe!
We’re very happy to announce that the new book by our Founder A.Alex Fullick is now available for purchase in both physical and ebook version.
This book is a bit different from previous books yet still focused on Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning.
When one is trying to start up a Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery program or is having difficulty managing an existing BC /DR program, a practitioner – experienced or new to the field – can and will encounter problems along the way. This book helps proactively identify what problems to watch our for and identifies early triggers that will come back to cause problems further down the road. Alex then goes on to provide tips on how to prevent the problems for occurring in the first place and what to do if the issues come to fruition.
“Watch Your Step” is a great volume for any practitioner. Get your copy online at any Amazon website.
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 →
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 →
We’re happy to announce that we now have updated Business Continuity Management (BCM) document templates available at http://www.stone-road.com. We’ve removed the older 2003 versions, and now have everything in a 2010 version.