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
Breaking Down Silos – Using Common Criteria to Assess and Prioritize Risks
An isolated approach to business continuity (and risk management in general) is holding many organizations back. Business Continuity is one of many disciplines that helps organizations to become more resilient – that is, to increase an organization’s…Avalution Team | May 09, 2017
Strategy Connected Business Continuity: What is it, and Why is it Important?
Michael Porter once famously said “the essence of strategy is choosing what not to do”. While I am sure that Mr. Porter was not thinking of business continuity when making this statement, it is absolutely applicable to…John Verdi, MBCI | Mar 23, 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 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
Risky Business (Part 3): A Supply Chain Continuity Case Study
Muda. It’s the Japanese word for waste and the enemy in modern supply chain management and manufacturing. Since the 1980s, lean thinking has revolutionized the way businesses operate by seeking to eliminate muda and free capital held…Avalution Team | Jan 11, 2016
Business Continuity Strategy Design: An Overview of BCI Professional Practice 4
This article provides an overview of Professional Practice 4 (PP4) – Design, which is the professional practice that “identifies and selects appropriate strategies and tactics to determine how continuity and recovery from disruption will be achieved”. Strategy…Michael Bratton, MBCI | Nov 18, 2015
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 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 | Apr 27, 2015