Wednesday, July 20, 2011

BCP Testing and Training

You can't count on your business continuity plan until you've tested it. Completing the plan is just the beginning – the testing is the critical next step, along with training your employees and ensuring that everyone knows what they're supposed to do when and how. Read this week's articles to learn more about how to test your plan.

Once tested, your plan adds security and value to your organization. (Item #1) The benefits of testing far outweigh any costs. (Item #2) You can learn from the successes and failures of others how to ensure your plan works. (Item #3)

The effectiveness of an exercise is directly related to the planning beforehand. (Item #4) Just how do you come up scenarios for your test? And what about plot lines? (Item #5) If you don't want the next disaster to test your plan, you'd better test it first. (Item #6)

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