Training

  • Business Continuity Program Validation: An Overview of BCI Professional Practice 6

    This perspective provides an overview of the Business Continuity Institute’s Professional Practice 6 (PP6) – Validation, which is the professional practice that “confirms that the Business Continuity Management (BCM) program meets the objectives set in the Business…

    TJ Heginbotham, AMBCI TJ Heginbotham, AMBCI | Oct 10, 2016
  • 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
  • Why Testing and Exercising is Essential for an Effective Business Continuity Program

    This post is part of the Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) 2015 flashblog. To learn more about The BCI and BCAW 2015, visit the website or follow the discussion on Twitter via #BCAW2015 and #TestingTimes. Exercising. Whether you’re…

    Courtney Bowers Courtney Bowers | Mar 17, 2015
  • Treating the Causes of Bad Exercises

    Faults and Fixes: Bad Exercises Practice—it’s a key to success in any pursuit. Whether it’s within sports, hobbies, or business, practice is integral to fostering success, and business continuity planning is no exception. Arguably, the most effective…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Mar 16, 2015
  • Multi-Site Disaster Response and Coordination Best Practices

    Most organizations that have experienced a crisis would likely agree that advance planning is critical to enabling an effective response. When a disaster impacts several sites simultaneously, it makes coordination even more chaotic, so the importance of…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Feb 12, 2013
  • The Business Continuity Exercise: Where the Rubber Meets the Road

    Since 2005, Avalution Consulting has performed hundreds of business continuity exercises with organizations in every major industry and sector throughout the United States.  No matter the scope of the exercise or the level of complexity, several key…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Feb 08, 2012
  • Key Skills a Business Continuity Professional Must Have or Obtain: 2011 and Beyond

    As with most things in life, one should expect that some business continuity professionals are, and will continue to be, more effective in their role than others. But, why? What skills and attributes determine who will and…

    Brian Zawada, FBCI Brian Zawada, FBCI | Jul 27, 2011
  • Are Your Personnel “Competent” in Performing Their Business Continuity Responsibilities?

    New and emerging business continuity standards highlight that personnel should be “competent” in performing their business continuity responsibilities.  This may seem like an obvious statement but it can be an area in which organizations often forget to…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | May 11, 2009
  • Key Success Factors in Facilitating Exercises

    One of the most visible and essential elements of a business continuity program is exercising.  Performing exercises enables the organization to validate and improve business continuity capabilities and plan documentation. It is typically recommended that exercises occur…

    Ryan Hutton Ryan Hutton | Feb 16, 2009
  • Introducing BS25999

    Driven by recent industry demands for a common, generally accepted framework, British Standard 25999 originated as an attempt to provide an industry-wide process that was consistent in regards to business continuity analysis and response techniques.   The…

    Avalution Team Avalution Team | Sep 07, 2007