General Program Management

  • Program Roles & Responsibilities in a Business Continuity Management System

    Business Continuity Roles and Responsibilities Nearly every business continuity standard and regulation require clearly articulated roles and responsibilities.  This includes ISO 22301, the Business Continuity Institute’s Good Practice Guidelines, Disaster Recovery Institute, FFIEC requirements on business continuity,…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Dec 19, 2019
  • 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
  • Formalizing an Information Security Program

    Formalizing your information security program is a critical step to drive information security capability maturation in any organization. The intent of formalizing a program is to get clear on focus and ensure everyone is on the same…

    Rob Giffin Rob Giffin | Nov 27, 2017
  • Breaking Down Silos – Evolving an Incident Command System to Include Business Continuity

    An Effective Business Continuity Program can Enhance Your Emergency Management Capabilities and Drive Higher Levels of Preparedness Across the Organization Many organizations that we encounter have an obligation to support the community in time of crisis, including…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Sep 12, 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
  • 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 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, MBA, PMP John Verdi, MBCI, MBA, PMP | 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 Drew Beavers | Nov 18, 2016
  • An Introduction to IT Disaster Recovery Planning

    Risks to critical business operations due to systems outages have been, and will always be, a concern for most organizations. As a result, IT disaster recovery planning is critical to help reduce the likelihood of a system…

    Bill DiMartini, MBCI Bill DiMartini, MBCI | Jul 26, 2016
  • Standard Operating Procedures: Program Documentation That Helps Drive Repeatable Results

    Designing a governance structure and describing its intended performance in the form of program documentation is the first step to ensure your business continuity program produces repeatable results that align to stakeholder expectations. According to the Business…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Oct 19, 2015