Trying to justify FUD is like putting lipstick on a pig

FUD is never a good reason to meet with a vendor, enter into a pilot, or ask for a bigger budget. The informed manager is less easily swayed by tales of impending doom, and makes decisions which support a well-defined strategy.

Business Continuity Event Planning: Detection and response planning

Building an incident response team (IRT) is a good first step along the path toward effective business continuity event (BCE) management. But the team needs a plan to follow when an event occurs. A documented plan, institutionalized...

Business Continuity Event Planning: The Incident Response Team

No amount of planning or redundancy can prevent process failure. When a BCE occurs, an effective response helps ensure minimal impact on customers, employees, and investors. It also provides input into a process which incrementally...

Business Continuity Event Planning: Documentation Overview

We continue with our look at Business Continuity Event Management (BCEM) planning by looking at developing and managing the two key BCEM documents: the incident response plan (IRP) and the business continuity plan (BCP).

Business Continuity Event Planning: Business Impact Analysis (BIA)

BIA is a continuous process, with repeated analysis when new systems are implemented, major upgrades occur, or processes change. The output of the BCEM BIA includes not only useful insight into business continuity event risk and ways...

Business Continuity Event Planning: Understanding the business

This is only the first part of the business continuity event management preparation step, but it’s arguably the most important. Without understanding how and why the business functions, critical processes for reaching business...

Business Continuity Event Management – An overview

The purpose of Business Continuity Event Management (BCEM) is reduction of harm to employees, customers, investors, and the business when an unexpected business interruption—a business continuity event (BCE)--occurs. In this post, I...

Calculating MTD based on impact mitigation and recovery capabilities

Ensuring business recovery from a business continuity event (BCE) depends heavily on properly estimating and planning for maximum tolerable downtime (MTD) for each critical process. In this post, we examine the relationship between...

Focus incident response on process MTD

It isn’t good enough just to get a process operational again after an interruption. If it takes too long to restore delivery of critical employee or customer services, getting it back online might no longer matter; you’ll be out of...

Business continuity starts with us

Business Continuity Management is a proactive approach to ensuring established processes are designed and implemented to consistently achieve business objectives, even when the unexpected happens--and it begins with your leadership.

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