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  • Leading Response and Recovery Teams (Part 2)

    Team leaders play a critical role in improving business continuity for their organizations but seldom receive the appropriate training to help them understand the differences between day-to-day leadership and crisis leadership following the onset of a disruptive…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Jun 01, 2015
  • The Need to Establish Business Continuity Governance: An Overview of BCI Professional Practice 1

    This article provides an overview of GPG Professional Practice 1 (PP1) – Policy and Program Management, the first of the six professional practices, and discusses the importance and recommendations in establishing the foundation for a repeatable and…

    Emily Vizcaino, MBCI, MBCP Emily Vizcaino, MBCI, MBCP | May 11, 2015
  • Introduction: BCI Good Practice Guidelines Series

    BACKGROUND The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) publishes the Good Practice Guidelines (GPGs), which is a compilation of six professional practices that provide guidance to business continuity practitioners on implementing and maintaining a business continuity program. While the…

    Courtney Bowers Courtney Bowers |
  • We Just Did a BIA and Gap Analysis… Now What?

    How to Perform an Effective Business Continuity Strategy Identification and Selection Effort Reader Note: This article is a continuation from Avalution’s November 2014 article titled: We just did a BIA and Risk Assessment … Now What? How to…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Apr 27, 2015
  • Treating the Causes of Bad Business Continuity Training Programs

    Faults & Fixes: Bad Training As business continuity professionals, we tend to gravitate to the activities where we think we can deliver the most value. This often takes the form of the business impact analysis, helping management…

    Michael Bratton, MBCI Michael Bratton, MBCI | Apr 13, 2015
  • How-To: Effectively Scope Your Business Continuity Program

    Early on in the development of a business continuity program, careful, pragmatic scoping can be the difference between quick and appropriate wins and a never-ending planning effort with little capability.  Organizations typically build programs due to customer…

  • Why Testing and Exercising is Essential for an Effective Business Continuity Program

    This post is part of the Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) 2015 flashblog. To learn more about The BCI and BCAW 2015, visit the website or follow the discussion on Twitter via #BCAW2015 and #TestingTimes. Exercising. Whether you’re…

    Courtney Bowers Courtney Bowers | Mar 17, 2015
  • Treating the Causes of Bad Exercises

    Faults and Fixes: Bad Exercises Practice—it’s a key to success in any pursuit. Whether it’s within sports, hobbies, or business, practice is integral to fostering success, and business continuity planning is no exception. Arguably, the most effective…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Mar 16, 2015
  • Risky Business (Part 2): Too Lean, Too Late

    Many organizations today aim to make operations as lean as possible. But, in doing so, are these organizations unknowingly increasing the risk of operational downtime and excess cost? Due to streamlining operations and eliminating redundant activities or…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Mar 02, 2015
  • What You Need to Know: Cloud Computing and Business Continuity

    Cloud computing is potentially the most important technology development of this decade, so business continuity professionals should rightly be asking: “What does it really mean and how does it affect me?” This perspective is designed to address…

    Rob Giffin Rob Giffin | Jan 28, 2015