Business Continuity Plans

  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Avalution Team | Nov 17, 2014