Analysis and Strategy
Business Continuity Auditing – Business Impact Analysis – Capability Review – Risk Assessment
The analysis phase is paramount to the success of the project. It should include a Business Impact Analysis (BIA), Risk Assessment and an audit of any existing Business Continuity plans.
Understanding the business impacts and risks, we can then determine relevant and cost-effective Business Continuity strategies, including Risk Reduction, Business Recovery and what processes and functions are critical to continue with the least disruption possible, after any given incident.
Recovery Time Objectives – Strategy Development
Developing and Implementation of Plans
Business Continuity Plan Development – Implementation of Solutions
Emergency Response & Incident Management
Using our experience and competencies, we document all details discovered from our analysis to create a plan that ensures vital information is always to hand as follows:
- A Management structure to deal with the disaster and assess the damage
- Restoration priority for business functions and resources that have been disrupted
- Recovery procedures required to re-establish business functionality
The Continuity plans end result defines and supports the roles within your team, maximizes the protection of your reputation and makes certain that confidence is maintained throughout every sector you liaise with, when an event occurs.
Incident / Crisis Management
Incident Management Exercising – Crisis Media Communications
The purpose of an Incident Management Plan is to provide a documented framework to enable an organisation to manage any crisis or Incident regardless of cause (including those where no Business Continuity response is appropriate, such as a threat to the organisation's reputation).
All crises and Incidents are different, by their nature. The Incident Management Plan is a set of components and resources that may be useful to the team tasked with activating the plan. The contents will also depend on the nature and complexity of the organisation.
Perception is Reality – Understand your key audience and what they need to hear –
Act Fast – Be Open – Show YOU Care -
Review and Maintenance
Strategic Review – Plan Review and Maintenance - Exercising and Testing
Once in place – keep it alive and ensure your plan is always ‘fit for purpose’. Continuous improvement includes exercising and testing, maintenance and ongoing review, to ensure the plans continue to be effective and are updated in line, with changes to the business or the supporting infrastructure. Plans can be tested in various ways, through desktop scenarios and simulation testing. A Plan should be tested at least once every 12 months and audited to identify any gaps in the processes.
A business continuity plan is potentially useless if it has not been tested.
Awareness and Training
Training courses and workshops tailored to your specific requirements
No experience within Business Continuity Planning can be a complex and daunting task to tackle, not to mention time and resource consuming. Organisations frequently invest significant wasted effort before realising that help is needed. Business As Usual can offer short training and awareness courses to assist you in developing plans using a pragmatic but effective approach.
We can also assist in scenario, desktop and simulation testing which is a proven way of identifying gaps, in an existing business continuity plan when auditing.
For your bespoke training requirements please contact us and register your interest.
BESPOKE PLANNING tailored specifically to your business requirements
ANALYSIS & STRATEGY
IMPLEMENTATION OF PLANS
REVIEW & MAINTENANCE
AWARENESS & TRAINING