Tuesday, November 30, 2010

BCP Testing and Training

The reason we talk so often about testing your business continuity plans if because it’s so important. No matter how hard we work to write the plan, things change over time. People leave, job responsibilities evolve, and these can affect the plan. Take the advice in this week’s articles and begin to plan your testing now.

It’s not just what individuals know that matters in a crisis; you have to test the BC team’s crisis decision-making. (Item #1) It’s important to know the steps needed in testing your plan. (Item #2) This listing of objectives can be very helpful in planning your exercises. (Item #3)

Testing a business recovery plan is an important step to validate and check its content and approaches to ensure that plans are actionable before a possible real disruption. (Item #4) Involve your employees in testing and exercising your plans and get their input on it. (Item #5) For the general employee population, awareness of the business continuity plan is essential for on-going support and commitment. (Item #6)

As always, we look forward to hearing about your concerns with regard to business continuity. If you have a topic you’d like to see covered, please email me.

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