Community Collaboration

Community Collaboration This article discusses Community Resilience, the importance of pooling existing resources and community collaboration, including stories from: The Christchurch Earthquakes Following the devastating earthquakes in Christchurch, New Zealand

What is a Business Continuity Plan?

What is a Business Continuity Plan? A set of processes and procedures (your go-to document) that will give you a good chance of remaining in business when something happens which

Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery The below video is a discussion on Disaster Recovery, Data back-ups and the importance of hiring a professional to help you with this work rather than taking a

Business Recovery Plan

Business Recovery Plan I recently attended a breakfast meeting on the relationship between Insurance and Business Continuity. Having the appropriate Insurance in place needs to be a key element of your

Organizational Resilience Model

Organizational Resilience Model Aaron Gracey of Squared Apples has developed this Organizational Resilience Model, which is based on research into how the UK military developed and maintained its resilience. The tool

Business Resilience Training

Business Resilience Training A bank in Australia undertook some Business Resilience Training and decided to test their Business Continuity Plan one weekend with a power-outage. The bank arranged for the

Organizational Resilience Training Series

What is Organizational Resilience? I have created this series to discuss the practical elements of Organizational Resilience and to share ideas and tips on how any business can be more

Business Continuity Exercise Template

Business Continuity Exercise Template Practice makes perfect… When it comes to planning, a lot of effort is spent in writing the plan then all that hard-work is left sitting on

Business Continuity Plan Maintenance

What is Business Continuity Plan Maintenance? Scott Baldwin, CBCP, MBCI explains how to use the maintenance of your Business Continuity Plan to create a consistent and living continuity of risk awareness

Incident Management Team

How do you choose members of an Incident Management Team? Is it based solely on job roles, or do you also look at personality traits? Effective Incident Management is about

Business Continuity and Risk Management

What is the relationship between Business Continuity and Risk Management? The relationship between Business Continuity and Risk Management depends on the organization. In most cases, Business Continuity is a sub-domain

Implementation

Business Continuity Plan Implementation This is the stage of the Business Continuity Management Lifecycle where Plans are developed to meet organizational requirements. Implementing anything new is extremely difficult when everyone

How to choose a Business Continuity Plan Template

Choosing a Business Continuity Plan Template Your first step is to find a Business Continuity Plan Template that fits your organization’s needs. You can work through the many free templates

Design

Business Continuity Plan Design When it comes to Business Continuity Plan design, it can be easy to get caught up in the details. Benjamin Franklin said “If you fail to

Analysis

In this video Paul Kudray discusses the key elements of a Business Impact Analysis (BIA):  Role Core Functions What could go wrong? Resources required to aid recovery solutions Strategic – what

Analysis

Business Impact Analysis Template In this video Scott Baldwin explains how he uses the Business Impact Analysis Template to build a strong Foundation of Engagement within an organization. Can you