Benefits of Business Continuity and Recovery Testing
Business Continuity and Recovery Testing is critical to ensuring that your plan documentation is functional and accurate. As part of our responsibilities as Business Continuity professionals, we spend a significant amount of […]
Do You Know the Current Business Climate?
Understanding how the business climate is changing will allow to you start looking at how you may need to change your recovery and resiliency strategies. I was recently talking with my father […]
Is your DR/BC Implementation Functional?
Do you consider the actual functionality of your business continuity and disaster recovery plans? I have been thinking quite a bit about things in my life being usable and functional vs. being […]
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 […]
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 […]
Program Administration – Assessment of Management of the Infrastructure of the BCM Program
Lets look at the first of the five dimensions (Program Administration) of the BCM Program that the BCMMETRICS (TM) Governance Risk and Control (GRC) tool evaluates in its assessment. Program Administration (PA) represents the […]
How Do You Measure Up – Are You A Leader in BCM Governance Risk, and Compliance (GRC)?
If you’re a BCM Practitioner, you’ve probably been asked this question from your senior management: “How compliant is our Business Continuity program and how does it compare to others in our industry? […]
Leadership During a Crisis
A crisis, by definition, is unpredictable and can be highly damaging to an organization. In the event a crisis occurs, it needs to be managed; by mismanaging, an organization’s brand value could […]
Recovery Exercise Planning, Execution and Reporting
Recovery exercises are where it all comes together in a continuity-planning program. You have done all the hard work and are now ready to exercise your recovery plans and strategies. But, too […]
Using the A.P.I.E. Methodology to Focus your Crisis Management Team Decision Making and Action Planning
Getting your Crisis Management Team to focus strategically and use a repeatable process to assess, plan, implement and evaluate a response is key to a successful recovery in an unplanned disruption. At […]