Risk-Based Thinking and Business Continuity Planning
I use the term all the time. Avalution’s leadership team, and by extension, the firm’s product/service-related messaging often uses it. A quick Google search returns nearly 6.8 million results in under a second. The term I’m referring…Brian Zawada, FBCI | Apr 23, 2018
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
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
Risky Business (Part 2): Too Lean, Too Late
Many organizations today aim to make operations as lean as possible. But, in doing so, are these organizations unknowingly increasing the risk of operational downtime and excess cost? Due to streamlining operations and eliminating redundant activities or…Avalution Team | Mar 02, 2015
Risky Business (Part 1): Managing Third-Party and Supplier Risk
Business continuity planning is inherently cross-functional with a necessity to address risks to an organization’s product and service offerings, as well as the resources necessary to meet obligations. As organizations increasingly rely on a global network of…Avalution Team | Sep 25, 2014
Rethink Your Argument Approach to Resiliency!
Have you ever recommended additional redundancy for a process, department, or facility, only to be told that your organization couldn’t afford it or have the project repeatedly delayed until next year? I have. It’s pretty common in our profession.…Rob Giffin | Dec 10, 2012
Don’t Reinvent – Be Successful by Leveraging “Non-Business Continuity” Tools and Methodologies
A critical and foundational element of business continuity planning is a clear understanding of the business environment, together with the critical products and services and processes that contribute to the creation of business value. To recover successfully,…Avalution Team | Sep 18, 2012
What Makes a Great Recovery Plan?
The goal of any recovery plan, regardless of the size or nature of the organization, is to protect life, minimize damage from an event, and quickly resume the delivery of critical products and services to meet customer…Avalution Team | Apr 30, 2012
Organizational Resilience: What it could, or should, mean in the standards landscape
As Posted in the Digital Edition of Continuity Insights Magazine Admittedly, I wrote this article to better get my mind around the swirling debate regarding the concept of organizational resilience and what it means – or better…Brian Zawada, FBCI | Apr 04, 2012
Business Continuity Tools for Small Businesses – We Can Do Better!
Last month, we published a perspective (Business Continuity for Small Businesses – We Can Do Better!) on how most small and medium-sized organizations escape the complexity of larger organizations and thus have the opportunity to implement streamlined…Avalution Team | Mar 16, 2012