Business impact analysis Toolkit: best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics

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Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Business Impact Analysis Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Business Impact Analysis related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Business Impact Analysis specific requirements:


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Business Impact Analysis Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a data driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...


STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 738 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Business Impact Analysis improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 738 standard requirements:

  1. A business plan for the future rests on a thorough understanding of where you are now as an organization. Carrying out a SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) or a PESTEL analysis (Political, Economic, Social-cultural, Technological, Environmental and Legal) are useful tools to help you do this. Consider any strength you can build upon and any weaknesses you need to address. What external influences are impacting upon your organization (changes in the law, government policy, users)?

  2. You need to decide how you rate priorities in your organization and what each category means. This will be different for all organizations. You might choose to have High Medium Low or a numbering system e.g. 1-4. Priority in the BIA sense means: in the event of a disruption, which services need to be prioritised for recovery and which could wait?

  3. The goal of a disaster recovery plan is to minimize the costs resulting from losses of, or damages to, the resources or capabilities of your IT facilities. The success of any disaster recovery plan depends a great deal on being able to determine the risks associated with data loss. What is the impact to your business if the data is lost?

  4. How do you assess the risks and threats that the business locations are exposed to and how do you measure the risks against the impacts to determine where the company should focus time, effort and investment? How do you determine where and how the company ought to spend the money it has budgeted for business continuity?

  5. How do you identify who you depend upon to deliver your service functions (dependencies) and also who relies on your function being delivered successfully (dependents)? To enable contingency arrangements to be set up as appropriate who needs to be informed if the functions are not available?

  6. To what extent do you expect your organizations digital business strategy, including business models, designs and technology, to impact your organizations enterprise architecture discipline and deliverables over the next two years?

  7. Ultimately it is money your organization wants to save. Why spend money on pre-cautionary measures if they cost more to implement than the actual potential damage or disruptive event threatening the business?

  8. For any significant deviations from key stakeholder performance requirements, did the team assess the impact of corresponding deviations on the stakeholder and your organizations performance goals?

  9. Do you call local media when a hot topic is on the agenda to account for its news value (timeliness, financial impact, quality of life impact, conflict, something out of the ordinary, prominence)?

  10. It management must understand the impact of business process changes to the it infrastructure. how does the the workload increase the impact on it system performance and your teams workload?


Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Business Impact Analysis book in PDF containing 738 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Business Impact Analysis self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Business Impact Analysis Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Business Impact Analysis areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Business Impact Analysis Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:

 

STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Business Impact Analysis projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Business Impact Analysis Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Business Impact Analysis project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Executing Process Group: Is the program supported by national and/or local organizations?

  2. Probability and Impact Assessment: What will be the environmental impact of the Business Impact Analysis project?

  3. Scope Management Plan: Is an industry recognized mechanized support tool(s) being used for Business Impact Analysis project scheduling & tracking?

  4. Planning Process Group: If a task is partitionable, is this a sufficient condition to reduce the Business Impact Analysis project duration?

  5. Project Management Plan: What if, for example, the positive direction and vision of your organization causes expected trends to change resulting in greater need than expected?

  6. Procurement Management Plan: Has the scope management document been updated and distributed to help prevent scope creep?

  7. Formal Acceptance: What are the requirements against which to test, Who will execute?

  8. Stakeholder Management Plan: Have the key elements of a coherent Business Impact Analysis project management strategy been established?

  9. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Past experience – the person or the group worked at something similar in the past?

  10. Stakeholder Management Plan: How are stakeholders chosen and what roles might they have on a Business Impact Analysis project?

 
Step-by-step and complete Business Impact Analysis Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Business Impact Analysis project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Business Impact Analysis project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Business Impact Analysis project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Business Impact Analysis project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan


3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log


4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Business Impact Analysis project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance


5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Business Impact Analysis project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned

 

Results

With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Business Impact Analysis project with this in-depth Business Impact Analysis Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Business Impact Analysis projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Business Impact Analysis and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Business Impact Analysis investments work better.

This Business Impact Analysis All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.

 

Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.

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    This is a structured, in-depth review and how to work out how develop the controls and processes that will begin to solve the problem. Knowing what questions to ask is the starting point. The level of questions and analysis required will surprise, but this level of details is essential.

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    Posted by IFMA on 5th Sep 2018

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    Posted by ELLEN C. on 5th Sep 2018

    ELLEN C. Enterprise Innovation: Business & Information Technology Strategist

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    Posted by KEN W. on 4th Sep 2018

    KEN W. Managing Director

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    PENGILLY W. Director IT & Logistics at a leading University

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    JUNE M. Vice President Information Technology, Human Resources and Administrative Services

    Posted by JUNE M. on 4th Sep 2018

    I would love to have a conversation with you, at the moment I am preparing for our annual IT Conference, which I might add, we could have used you as a presenter!

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    Thank you, this is perfect - I will certainly be recommending Self Assessment dashboards to all - I can not wait to tell my colleagues on Monday.

    Posted by MEL F. on 2nd Sep 2018

    MEL F. Change Management Professional

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    I will use everything extensively to prepare for an audit scheduled in Dec and Jan for an important automotive customer.

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    Bruno C. ICT Director

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    Thank you. We will be offering your self assessment as a subject for our master students from autumn onwards.

    Posted by Christine R. on 4th Aug 2018

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