The establishment of a high-level Business Continuity Steering Group will help to raise the profile of Business Continuity Management (BCM) and will also establish high-level approval for the BC project. Such a group is necessary to:
- Set business recovery priorities and objectives
- Sign off on Business Continuity deliverables
- Agree maximum acceptable outage/maximum tolerable period of disruption, recovery time and recovery point objectives and the organization’s appetite for risk
- Reconcile any conflicts of priority
- Make recommendations, including budget recommendations, for Board approval
The Business Continuity Steering Group demonstrates Board commitment to Business Continuity, empowers the Business Continuity Manager and helps to raise the profile and awareness of Business Continuity Management.