Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Exercising your Business Continuity Plan

There are so many things to consider with regard to exercising your business continuity plan. How will you do it? Who should be involved? Did it work? And, of course, Why bother? If you haven’t exercised your plan at least once, completely, in the past year, you can’t know if it will work. Get busy with those exercises!

Why do almost 30 percent of DRPs and BCPs fail when they are activated? (Item #1) If you’re not sure how to exercise your plan, the ABA offers great information. (Item #2) There’s no better way to keep your plan up to date than to exercise it. (Item #3)

Here’s a view of training from the risk management perspective. (Item #4) No matter the scope or complexity of the exercise, several key elements enable the successful outcome of this important component of the business continuity lifecycle. (Item #5) Are your exercises testing or demonstrating? (Item #6)

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