Business Continuity Management (BCM) has become an essential management practice in today’s world.
Amongst other elements, a successful BCM programme includes the development and testing of well-defined and structured business continuity strategies and associated plans. Properly thought out, documented, implemented and tested strategies and plans will equip organisations to respond to, and recovery from, unforeseen disasters or emergencies as quickly and effectively as possible.
DEVELOPMENT OF RESPONSE PLANS:
- Understand why business continuity is necessary
- Explain and understand the link and relationship between risk and BCM in order to build organisational resilience
- Overview of international standards and best practice
- Unpack the BCM lifecycle covering the following key areas:
- Policy and programme management
- Embedding BCM
- Business Impact analysis and risk assessment
- Business continuity strategies
- Implementation of business continuity plans
- Validation and testing of business continuity plans
- Identify key role players and BCM roles and responsibilities
NOTE: Our methodology and approach align with international best practice and standards, namely: ISO 22301 and the Good Practice Guidelines (GPG) of the Business Continuity Institute (BCI).