Business Continuity Software – More than “Just Plans”
I had a conference call last Friday with a very experienced professional regarding the purpose and intent of business continuity software. She made an interesting comment, in which she proclaimed, “It’s all about the recovery plans.” I…Brian Zawada, FBCI | Mar 06, 2018
9 Tips for Business Continuity Management Success
Business Continuity Management (BCM) is vital in preparing and protecting business operations from disruptions caused by threats stemming from cyber-attack and natural disasters, as well as resource unavailability such as building loss, technology loss, staff absenteeism, and…Elaine Tomlin, MBCI | Feb 09, 2018
What is HICS and What are HICS Forms?
The Basics of the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) Framework If your hospital or health system has an initiative to improve the emergency preparedness program, or if you have moved into a new role that has emergency…Avalution Team | Dec 06, 2017
Business Continuity Planning: Centralized and Decentralized Approaches
Broadly speaking, there are two approaches to structuring a business continuity program. A centralized structure involves leading and executing the business continuity planning process within a single team and engaging the business as needed. A decentralized structure…Morgan Perry, AMBCI | Aug 28, 2017
Business Continuity: The Importance of Thinking Both Strategically and Tactically
As I reflect on my first year as a business continuity professional, I contemplate what has made me successful to date. In my previous role of being an officer in the U.S. Army, I lived and breathed…Drew Beavers | Nov 18, 2016
Business Continuity Implementation: An Overview of BCI Professional Practice 5
This perspective provides an overview of the Business Continuity Institute’s Professional Practice 5 (PP5) – Implementation, which is the professional practice that “executes the agreed strategies and tactics through the process of developing the Business Continuity Plan…John Verdi, MBCI | Apr 21, 2016
Business Continuity Plans: Resource Loss-based vs Scenario-based
For some reason, bad ideas often attempt to make a comeback – typically, after enough time has passed and the very reason they were discarded or abandoned in the first place is forgotten. Bad ideas certainly are…Avalution Team | Mar 25, 2016
Effective Business Continuity: Program vs Plan
Many organizations think that effective business continuity planning is synonymous with great plan documentation. It’s not. Yes, plan documentation is extremely important. BUT… many organizations fail to recognize that effective business continuity plans – and truly prepared…TJ Heginbotham, AMBCI | Jan 28, 2016
Chaos in Cleveland?
SETTING THE STAGE This morning was a non-eventful morning. I was sitting in my office, sipping on my coffee, and working on my monthly reports. Then, the manager of our office building entered our lobby. The Michael…Courtney Bowers | May 13, 2015
We Just Did a BIA and Risk Assessment… Now What?
How to Perform an Effective Business Continuity Gap Analysis Following a business impact analysis (BIA) and risk assessment, best practices indicate that an organization should identify business continuity strategies that allow the organization to treat risks and…Avalution Team | Nov 17, 2014