Preparing for the Unexpected – 2018-02-18: The Mid-Atlantic Disaster Recovery Association (MADRA)

Join us on Feb 8/18, as we talk to Curtis Bartell and Dean Gallup, MBCP CHEP from the Mid Atlantic Disaster Recovery Association (MADRA). We talk about the workings of MADRA and business resiliency.

https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/104393/mid-atlantic-disaster-recovery-association-madra

Enjoy!

The StoneRoad Team

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“Preparing for the Unexpected” – Nov 23/17 Episode: EBMUD

2017-11-23 Episode: We talk to East Bay Municipal Utility District, which provides water to approximately 1.3 million people in the Oakland and Berkeley, California area. Continue reading

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

 

We’ve Got Our Radio Show Named!!

After receiving many suggestions and lots of feedback, the upcoming radio show dedicated to all things related to Business Continuity Management (BCM), the name has been chosen: 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

BCM & DR: Awareness & Training Begins at the Start…

Whether you experience good times or bad times, everything is an opportunity to learn and grow.  Too often we seem to wear blinders and trudge full speed ahead hoping we reach our final goal, which if all goes according to plan – and it rarely does – we achieve our aspirations.  But when we get to the destination we often forget what we might have learned along the way, or worse, paid no heed to anything as we moved forward and thus, don’t end up learning anything from our experience.   Learning from our experiences and becoming more aware of what we’re doing happens as we’re actively working on activities, not when we’ve completed them.   Continue reading

BCM/DR: Face-to-Face Meetings

I’ve often run into people that have to ‘send an email’ with a question for a person that’s located on a few seats away.   Are they afraid of that person?  Why can’t they just get up and go see them for a couple of minutes to ask what they need to ask?  It seems the art of face-to-face communication is disappearing in favor of CYA (Cover You’re A…) and audit concerns.  Continue reading