Preparing for the Unexpected: Testing our BCP/DR Plans (Part 1)

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.

https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2682/preparing-for-the-unexpected

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The StoneRoad Team

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Alex Fullick: Book Review – “Testing Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Plans”

While looking for something unrelated, we happened to come across this review for the 5th book by Alex Fullick; “Testing Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans.”  It was released a couple of years ago and has proven to be quite successful so we’re happy to have found this.

http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwbooks/article/Alex-Fullick-Pens-Releases-New-Book-on-Testing-Disaster-Recovery-and-Business-Continuity-Plans-20141024

Well done boss!!  🙂

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BCM / DR: Managing a Schedule

When planning our various BCM/DR components, you need to build and maintain some level of a schedule.  If you don’t have a schedule built for let’s say the BIA or the development of a Crisis Communications Plan, then Executives will never know when to expect the results and participants will continually ‘put you off’.  Continue reading

BCM & DR: Mergers & Acquisitions (Part 2)

As noted in Part 1, if you’re going to be merging all areas of the two companies and the acquired will be engulfed or swallowed up by the acquiring company, then BCM/DR has a very large workload ahead of itself.  In some regards, it’ll be like starting over but you’ll know half the BCM need already.  Continue reading

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

NEW BCM / DR TEMPLATES! Now Available at Stone-Road.com

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.

Here’s what you can find: Continue reading