Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Toolkit

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Be in charge of IT change management and maintain relevant service contracts, SLAs, and vendor relationships to deliver a high level of support and ensure timely deployment of software and firmware patches.

More Uses of the Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Toolkit:

  • Lead the identification, development and communication of new technology standards and best practices as appropriate.

  • Be certain that your organization assures that new or modified systems and programs are consistent with operating requirements and compatible with other interfacing systems.

  • Lead: review, recommend and oversee all vendors and managed service agreements for computing, telecommunications, it services, software and equipment.

  • Collaborate with business partners, software engineers, technology and operations leadership to align IT Service Management strategy and roadmap advances to the desired business outcomes.

  • Analyze system failures and work with other system support staff to identify corrective actions and implement changes as necessary to correct problems.

  • Secure that your organization plans, coordinate, and leads teams involved in system implementation, integration, quality assurance, testing, and conversion activities.

  • Manage work with development and production support teams to integrate, develop, refine and implement application architecture necessary.

  • Ensure your organization acts to assure integrity of data, proprietary information and related intellectual property through information security and access management.

  • Assure your organization leads the effort in developing secure architecture solutions as part of the design phase and implementation of projects and services.

  • Manage work with legal to breakdown investment management agreements and ensure operational requirements are met and fit the standard process.

  • Be certain that your organization directs and coordinates information systems activities to assure the uptime availability of systems and technologies commensurate with the needs of your organization.

  • Confirm your organization advises functional leaders and executives making strategic investments in applications, databases, technologies, systems, services, or processes as a result of architectural development.

  • Improve business processes and support critical business strategies by managing the development, implementation and maintenance of applications and data solutions.

  • Direct: research, select and implement suitable technology to streamline all internal operations and help optimize strategic benefits.

  • Establish: design, implement, and maintain the system administration program involving backups and preventive maintenance on applicable servers, workstations and enterprise software platforms.

  • Develop and maintain security and assess control on systems and network in collaboration with Security team to deliver projects, incident management needs and monitoring.

  • Ensure that the disaster recovery, business continuity, risk management and access controls needs of the facility are addressed.

  • Be certain that your organization serves as a credible expert advisor to executives on the appropriateness of current and future technologies based on the highest level of TCO, ROI, and strategic value to the business.

  • Ensure you lead critical troubleshooting efforts and provide direction for issues in conjunction with vendors and infrastructure environments.

  • Oversee technical initiatives to architect, design, engineer, and implement technical disaster recovery strategies and solutions.

  • Manage: coordination of ongoing review sessions with key stakeholders and overall program monitoring to ensure all policies and standards are maintained appropriately.

  • Confirm your organization ensures high uptime of the environment by performing routine system maintenance, and operates with continuous improvement mindset.

  • Determine capital investment parameters, priorities and risks for enterprise wide IT initiatives to maximize the return on investment.

  • Lead: plan, design, install and maintain enterprise network equipment, circuits and configurations, according to standards and procedures.

  • Provide IT operations functions to offices for your organizations standard hardware, software, voice/data network and security solutions.


Disaster recovery deals with getting systems back up and running and rebounding from the problem. Failing to plan for disaster recovery could result in data loss, server downtime, financial losses, and regulatory compliance issues for organizations. Empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Disaster Recovery Business Continuity 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 Disaster Recovery Business Continuity specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Disaster Recovery Business Continuity 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 Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...

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

Featuring 997 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Disaster Recovery Business Continuity improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 997 standard requirements:

  1. Do you provide business continuity, workload mobility, and disaster recovery for your unique mix of applications, with lower infrastructure costs and less complexity for your operations teams?

  2. How long should it take to run through the disaster recovery procedure and recover data, how much data does your organization afford to lose, what is acceptable to the business?

  3. Are business objectives and strategy clearly defined to help determine which activities are critical for the managing the prosperity and continuity risk strategy?

  4. Is there an unbroken business continuity planning management framework that defines information security requirements/exceptions, including test schedule?

  5. Who is responsible for your organizations business continuity planning when facing natural disasters, major disruptions or other geopolitical issues?

  6. What happens when a critical link in that supply chain goes down due to business failure, natural disaster, or an issue within its own supply chain?

  7. Which is a group of people who prepare for and respond to any emergency incident, as a natural disaster or an interruption of business operations?

  8. Does the reward system in your organization objectively recognize performance and sensitivity of your employees towards business continuity?

  9. What is the plan for disaster recovery and business continuity in case of an incident impacting your organizations assets and/or data?

  10. What is your stance on business continuity and disaster recovery, and what does your cloud service providers stance need to be?

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 Disaster Recovery Business Continuity book in PDF containing 997 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

  • The Self-Assessment Dashboard; with the Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Disaster Recovery Business Continuity 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 Disaster Recovery Business Continuity 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 Disaster Recovery Business Continuity projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Disaster Recovery Business Continuity project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Planning Process Group: Are the necessary foundations in place to ensure the sustainability of the results of the Disaster Recovery Business Continuity project?

  2. Team Member Performance Assessment: To what degree does the teams purpose contain themes that are particularly meaningful and memorable?

  3. Procurement Audit: Is there no evidence that the expert has influenced the decisions taken by the public authority in his/her interest or in the interest of a specific contractor?

  4. Probability and Impact Assessment: Which of your Disaster Recovery Business Continuity projects should be selected when compared with other Disaster Recovery Business Continuity projects?

  5. Scope Management Plan: What are the risks that could significantly affect the budget of the Disaster Recovery Business Continuity project?

  6. Risk Audit: Are you aware of the industry standards that apply to your operations?

  7. Quality Management Plan: How does your organization determine the requirements and product/service features important to customers?

  8. Project Scope Statement: Where and how does the team fit within your organization structure?

  9. Quality Metrics: Can you correlate your quality metrics to profitability?

  10. Risk Audit: Is your organization able to present documentary evidence in support of compliance?

Step-by-step and complete Disaster Recovery Business Continuity Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Disaster Recovery Business Continuity project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Disaster Recovery Business Continuity project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Disaster Recovery Business Continuity 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 Disaster Recovery Business Continuity 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 Disaster Recovery Business Continuity 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 Disaster Recovery Business Continuity project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Disaster Recovery Business Continuity 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 Disaster Recovery Business Continuity 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 Disaster Recovery Business Continuity investments work better.

This Disaster Recovery Business Continuity All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.