Measuring Up: Why Metrics Are Important for Your BCM Program
Here’s a modest proposal that will save basketball fans and their families a great deal of time and stress over the next month. As you probably know, the NBA Conference Finals just […]
BC Program Capability – Objective or Not?
When you look at the state of your business continuity program, are you looking at it objectively? Here’s how to honestly judge your BC program compatibility. We may not want to admit […]
Maximize BCM Compliance & Minimize Residual Risk
By Michael Herrera, CEO, MHA Consulting A new year is upon us and it’s time for BCM practitioners to strategize to maximize “Compliance” and minimize “Residual Risk” across their BCM program and […]
What is the Residual Risk of Your Critical Recovery Plans?
What is the “residual risk” of your critical recovery plans? The first thing to understand is, what is a residual risk? Residual risk is the risk that remains after an organization has determined its risk tolerance […]
Rip off the Bandaid..Assess Your BCM Compliance Today not Tomorrow
Ripping off a band aid is painful but its temporary in nature. Assessing your BCM compliance is a lot like ripping off a band aid; you deal with the initial pain of […]
I Have a BCM Policy…Why Do I Need Standards?
You have a documented and approved BCM policy. You’re done, right? Well, not really. You told your stakeholders in the policy that they have to play in your BCM game; but what […]
If Your BCM Program Were a Publicly Traded Stock, What Would Its Price Be?
As the CEO of a boutique BCM consulting firm, I am responsible for the global leadership to the entire set of industry practices and horizontal capabilities within our organization. Building the firm […]
Where is Your BCM Roadmap Taking Your Program in 2015?
Where is your BCM roadmap taking your program in 2015? Do you even have a roadmap to guide your efforts? Do you find you and your team more focused on fighting day […]
BCMMETRICS Celebrates its First Year in Operation…What Did We Learn?
The BCMMETRICSTM self assessment tool has been in production since January 2014 and is being used by subscribers across a wide range of industries that include Consumer, Education, Financial, Insurance Technology and Utilities. So, […]
Art of Essentialism BCM Office Leader
I recently spoke at the DRJ Fall Conference in San Diego on the Art of Essentialism and its application in the BCM arena. The Art of Essentialism was coined by Greg McKeown […]
Common Trends in Low to Moderately Compliant BCM Programs
The BCMMETRICS self assessment tool and its real time reporting revealed a number of common trends affecting the successful implementation of “low” to “moderately” compliant BCM programs: 1. MANAGEMENT ROADMAP/REPORTING INCONSISTENT OR LACKING – […]
Compliance Risk: The New Definition
Assessing Business Continuity Management (BCM) compliance risk is more than just making sure a program and its dimensions (Program Administration, Crisis Management, Business Recovery, Disaster Recovery and Supply Chain Risk Management) meets […]