Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Testing Your Business Continuity Plan

If you haven’t tested your business continuity plan lately, how can you be sure it’s up to date? People may have come and gone or equipment may have changed, and, if so, the plan may not work. It’s important that the plan is tested and people are trained so that, if disaster strikes, your organization will be back up and running with as little down time as possible. This week’s articles look at the challenges and best practices of testing and training.

The key components of an effective Exercise can be broken down into three simple activities. (Item #1) Could you really recover using your plan documentation? (Item #2) In a disaster, would your people be doing what they were trained to do? (Item #3)

Here are 7 steps for developing a business continuity plan which included setting your goals and objectives, and measure your success to ensure your program is tested prior to swinging into action. (Item #4) This article captures thoughts, observations and industry best practices regarding plan testing. (Item #5) The better prepared you are the easier it will be to manage the situation and recover from it quickly. (Item #6)

The entire issue is available at http://www.attainium.net/newsbriefs

No comments: