Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Testing & Exercising Your Business Continuity Plan

July 12, 2017 - We think everyone is aware by now that a written plan is nothing more than that... words on paper. Until you test/exercise it, it will be nothing more. Maybe some of your assumptions are wrong or maybe employees don't really understand what they need to do. Key people could be out of town when you need them; who picks up the slack? Only exercising the plan will show you what works and what doesn't so you can do something to improve it. This issue could help.

Having a business continuity plan is good, but exercising it regularly is equally important. (Item #1)   An exercise and testing program is necessary to ensure that all staff have a good understanding of their responsibilities as defined in the Business Continuity or Disaster Recovery Plan. (Item #2)   How should organizations respond to the question 'Can I really rely upon my entire workforce to support a recovery?' (Item #3)

Here is how to ensure that employees of your small business know what to do within the BC plan. (Item #4)   We'd better change the way we exercise our business continuity plans so that we can be ready when a REAL disaster comes along. (Item #5)   Here are five common reasons why BC plans fail. (Item #6)

For the full issue, click here.

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