Preparing for the Unexpected – 2018-03-15: The 7 R’s of BCM & DR

Our 2018-03-15 show will focus on an easy way to communicate the often complexities of BCM/DR to those not completely in the know. We’ll talk about 7 R’s that can help explain what a program entails.

https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/105030/making-it-easy-the-7-rs-of-bcm-and-dr

Enjoy!

The StoneRoad Team

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Preparing for the Unexpected – 2018-02-22: Business Impact Analysis: Tips and Slips

Our February 22nd 2018 show is an Encore presentation of one of our most popular show – “Business Impact Analysis: Tips and Slips When Performing a BIA”.

https://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/104749/encore-business-impact-analysis-tips-and-slips-when-performing-a-bia

Enjoy!

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): Reviews and Timeframes

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

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: Know Your Requirements!

Have you ever been in the situation where you ask your significant other what they want for dinner but receive the response that sounds non-committal and open ended?  They don’t care what it is; they’ll eat whatever you make only to say they weren’t in the mood for what it was you made for them?  It happens allot I’m sure, just as it happens in the BCM / DR world.  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