Business Continuity

  • 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 Michael Bratton, MBCI | Nov 18, 2015
  • 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
  • National Preparedness Month 2015

    September marks the beginning of National Preparedness Month (NPM) sponsored by FEMA’s Ready Campaign. The 2015 theme is: “Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” The goal of National Preparedness Month is to encourage individuals, businesses,…

    Courtney Bowers Courtney Bowers | Aug 17, 2015
  • Introducing ISO 22317 – The Business Impact Analysis Standard

    WHAT IS ISO 22317? The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) 292, the committee responsible for writing security, resilience, and business continuity standards, has released its latest document: ISO 22317 – Societal Security – Business Continuity Management…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Jul 20, 2015
  • The Importance of Embedding Business Continuity: An Overview of BCI Professional Practice 2

    This article reviews GPG Professional Practice 2 (PP2): Embedding Business Continuity and explains why embedding business continuity into your organization is important for driving success, describes best practices for embedding business continuity into day-to-day activities, and provides…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Jun 15, 2015
  • 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