“Preparing for the Unexpected” (2017-11-30 Episode): Disaster Recovery Institute Canada

Join us for our November 30, 2017 episode when we speak to John Yamniuk, the President of the Disaster Recovery Institute Canada (DRIC).   Continue reading

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BCM / DR Awareness: Have We Said All We Can Say?

If you read the publications, attend seminars and conventions, conferences and listen to webcasts and even watch videos posted on social media sites, you’ll find that in general everyone covers all the possible subjects related to BCM/DR.  Topics such as “How to create resiliency” and “How to test plans” to Continue reading

Preparing for the Unexpected: Testing our BCP/DR Plans (Part 3)

In the final part of our 3 part series on testing our BCP/DR plans, we’ll be looking at test findings and the Executive Summary – how to present them and what they should contain.

Don’t forget, “Preparing for the Unexpected” airs every Thursday at 9am EST.

Happy listening!!

The StoneRoad Team

Status Reporting: A Blessing and a Curse!

Arrgghhh!!!  It’s one of those days! Status reports; we all hate doing them, or at least I’ve met enough people that dislike them it feels like everyone hates them.  They have to be created and submitted an inopportune times and get in the way of the job we’re trying to accomplish.  However, they are a key tool to communicate what you’re doing; the accomplishments (often overlooked), the current ‘lay-of-the-land’, the risks and issues and where you might be needed assistance from Sr. Mgmt to keep things on track.  In BCM/DR it can become a big pain in the ol’…well, you know.  This can be because BCM/DR often gets pushed to the backburner so why do a status report to detail activities on something no one really pays attention to anyway, right?  Many of the status report being used by organizations are so completely out of touch with reality, they are mostly thought of as negative and nothing but a burden, especially for those that have to populate them week after week.  Here’s just a small list of common complaints about status reports.

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