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

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BCM & DR: Managing Expectations

I’ve sat through many meetings between IT and Business Unit (BU) representatives where people assume they know what the other wants or is trying to say; constantly interrupting and providing their own commentary before the other finishes theirs.  Has this ever happened to you and were you the interrupter or the interrupted?  Maybe both depending on the meeting.  It got me thinking that there is often a big gap between what the Business Unit needs (or wants) with that of current technology capability…or understanding. Continue reading

Trends in Business Continuity and Disaster Planning?

I’ve noticed recently that there are allot of Webinars and articles touting the trends within Business Continuity Management, Disaster Planning and many other ‘disaster’ related industries; to the point where ‘trend’ has become a buzzword for anything new regardless of how much value – both long term and short term value – it might offer.  Continue reading

New Book by Business Continuity Management (BCM) Expert A.Alex Fullick – “WATCH YOUR STEP”

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.

 

Enjoy!

Regards,

The Stone Road Team

 

© StoneRoad 2016

A.Alex Fullick has over 19 years’ experience working in Business Continuity and is the author of numerous books, including “Watch Your Step”, “BIA: Building the Foundation for a Strong Business Continuity Program.”and Testing Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans.”

 

 

BCM & DR: People Over Profit

There is an old adage that ‘you can’t put a price on life’ and I personally believe that. No amount of money will every replace a lost life due to a disaster or any other situation. After I recently heard a response to so some questions about Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery by a Senior Executive, I’m beginning to think that some organizations actually do put a dollar value on life – even if they don’t know they’re doing. Continue reading

BCM & DR: Decision Management

When you’re building a BCM / DR program, there are allot of decisions to be made along the way. Some come from results of a BIA or other information gathering session and some have to be made through feedback received from the sponsor based on a potential roadblock encountered. Regardless, decisions get made and when they do, you – as the BCM / DR practitioner – should document these decisions. Continue reading

Business Impact Analysis (BIA): It’s Never Right the First Time!!

If you’ve been working in the Business Continuity Management (BCM) or Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP) industry for some time you’ve probably been through a Business Impact Analysis (BIA) project; either from the very first initiation or through a maintenance phase. And if you’re honest with yourself, it probably didn’t go as well as you would have liked. Continue reading