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A simplified methodology that you can use to get an understanding of the process and work required to develop a Business Continuity Program

A simplified methodology that you can use to get an understanding of the process and work required to develop a Business Continuity Program

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  • 1. Elements of Business Continuity A high level methodology December 2009 Michael Wilkovesky Business Continuity & Recovery Consulting www.continuityrecovery.com 1 Copywrite: BC&RC 2009
  • 2. Why plan? Nothing can go wrong, right? www.continuityrecovery.com 2 Copywrite: BC&RC 2009
  • 3. Daily operations A disaster - An unexpected event that cause a break in your businesses normal operation www.continuityrecovery.com 3 Copywrite: BC&RC 2009
  • 4. BCP Planning Methodology Analysis Strategy Planning Testing Maintenance Phase Phase Phase Phase Phase www.continuityrecovery.com 4 Copywrite: BC&RC 2009
  • 5. Analysis Phase This is the first phase of any Business Continuity Plan. If you do not know what you are vulnerable to and what are critical activities to your business, how can you develop plans that are cost effective and will actually protect your business? The parts of this phase are: • Risk Analysis • Business Impact Analysis or Critical Activities Requirements • Technology Recovery Capabilities Assessment www.continuityrecovery.com 5 Copywrite: BC&RC 2009
  • 6. BCP Planning Methodology Analysis Strategy Planning Testing Maintenance Phase Phase Phase Phase Phase www.continuityrecovery.com 6 Copywrite: BC&RC 2009
  • 7. Strategy Phase This phase of the program involves looking at the data from the Analysis Phase and determining what strategy or strategies will enable you to recover your business. You need to look at the cost of each strategy to ensure that the strategy not only meets your needs but is also cost effective. Types of recovery strategies to consider (this is not the complete list): • Do nothing • Hot site/cold site • Build your own site www.continuityrecovery.com 7 Copywrite: BC&RC 2009
  • 8. BCP Planning Methodology Analysis Strategy Planning Testing Maintenance Phase Phase Phase Phase Phase www.continuityrecovery.com 8 Copywrite: BC&RC 2009
  • 9. Planning Phase You know what you have to protect, you have your strategy selected, now you need to build your plans. These plans are very detailed and include all of the necessary steps that you, your business groups or your technical staff need to recover your business. Types of plans you will need to develop: • Business unit/group plans • Technology recovery plans • Crisis Management Plans www.continuityrecovery.com 9 Copywrite: BC&RC 2009
  • 10. BCP Planning Methodology Analysis Strategy Planning Testing Maintenance Phase Phase Phase Phase Phase www.continuityrecovery.com 10 Copywrite: BC&RC 2009
  • 11. Testing Phase Congratulations you have come a long way. You have analyzed your business, you have selected a recovery strategy and built your plans. Your finished, right? No. now you have to test your plans. An untested plan is nothing more than a nice binder sitting on a shelf. It may or may not protect your business. Types of recovery tests: • Active – for technology plans • Passive/table top – for business and crisis plans www.continuityrecovery.com 11 Copywrite: BC&RC 2009
  • 12. BCP Planning Methodology Analysis Strategy Planning Testing Maintenance Phase Phase Phase Phase Phase www.continuityrecovery.com 12 Copywrite: BC&RC 2009
  • 13. Maintenance Phase Like the Testing Phase, if you do not have a Maintenance Phase, your plans may become outdated very quickly. You need to assign an owner of the plans and program and make sure that the person has senior management support. Your maintenance schedule will depend on how dynamic your company is. What to include (this is not the complete list: • Changes to technology, staff, suppliers and customers • New business activities added www.continuityrecovery.com 13 Copywrite: BC&RC 2009
  • 14. Now you can congratulate yourself. You have a tested well maintained plan. But you still have work to do. Business Continuity is a program not a project. You will need to review the complete cycle every 1 to 2 years. Analysis Strategy Planning Testing Maintenance Phase Phase Phase Phase Phase www.continuityrecovery.com 14 Copywrite: BC&RC 2009
  • 15. Recovery plans do help your company to win Your company BCP Disaster or disruption www.continuityrecovery.com 15 Copywrite: BC&RC 2009
  • 16. Michael Wilkovesky Business Continuity & Recovery Consulting Telephone: 1-416-318-6222 Email: info@continuityrecovery.com Website: http://www.continuityrecovery.com Blog: http://continuityrecovery.wordpress.com Linked In: http://ca.linkedin.com/in/continuityrecovery www.continuityrecovery.com 16 Copywrite: BC&RC 2009
  • 17. Disasters can happen at anytime … is your company prepared? www.continuityrecovery.com 17 Copywrite: BC&RC 2009