Community

Community Working Groups How can you contribute to Community Resilience? Attend local working groups to strengthen public and private sector relationships. These may be held after a crisis has occurred,

Supply Chain Management

What is the most effective Supply Chain Management strategy? BCP Builder features in the below article on Supply Chain Management strategies. I took a Business Continuity Perspective based on my

What is Resilience?

What is Resilience? How can you define or implement indicators for Organizational Resilience? Blame Culture It is important to avoid creating a “blame culture” within your organization. This can make

Debriefing

Debriefing What is the best way to collect valuable information from front line staff that participated in an emergency response within your organization? My recommendation is to hold a hot-debriefing

New Normal

What do you think is the best terminology to use after an incident? Bounce Back Bounce Forward Find your ‘New Normal’ Something else? Here is some feedback on the above

Define Resilience

How can you define resilience? Can a diligently implemented Business Continuity Management System lead to Organizational Resilience? Yes – when properly implemented, I believe this is a key element of

Resilience Definition

Resilience Definition Is there a risk that some can fall into the trap of thinking they are resilient if they align/comply with ISO 22301 – Business Continuity Management Standard? Absolutely!

Risk Assessment

Risk Assessment What is the best method to conduct a Risk Assessment from a Business Continuity Management perspective? I would use the same method as the rest of the organization.

Stress Test

“I was asked by my management to relate Business Continuity Management to a Stress Test in a Financial Institution. Can this be done?” Stress Test is a phrase commonly used

Emergency Notification

Emergency Notification If you are responsible for Business Continuity or Emergency Notification, then you should have considered the best way to get in contact with your staff in an emergency.

Auditing Business Continuity Management Plans

What is the best method of auditing Business Continuity Management Plans and Programs? Gap Analysis (using a Template) Training Exercises Hire an Auditor or Consultant Feedback from BCP Builder Community

Measuring Resilience

Measuring Resilience   How can you measure Organizational Resilience? You can look at: Key Performance Indicators Audit Results Incident Log Proper Key Performance Indicators and Audit results are a sound

Crisis Management

Crisis Management When it comes to Crisis Management, most people think of natural disasters. However, power outages, technical and human error far outweigh natural disasters in terms of crises and the

Active Shooter

Active Shooter Following the horrific Active Shooter attack in Christchurch, New Zealand (my home-town) last week. I have been gathering resources and advice regarding the best course of action to

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan

Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan Do Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plans naturally fit together? Where does Business Continuity sit in your organization? There are many different options and

Cyber Security

Cyber Security This is a hot topic at the moment and can feel very confusing and overwhelming. I have identified the main things any business can do to increase their