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BCM and IT DR Toolkit: best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics

$249.00

BCM and IT DR Toolkit: best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics

$249.00

Product Description

Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical BCM and IT DR Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any BCM and IT DR 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 BCM and IT DR specific requirements:


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the BCM and IT DR 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 970 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which BCM and IT DR improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 970 standard requirements:

  1. 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?

  2. Has your organization ever had to invoke its disaster recovery plan which included the number one critical application to your organization and if so was the recovery time objective met and how long did it take to return to your primary solution?

  3. How do you ensure work system and workplace preparedness for disasters or emergencies? how does your disaster and emergency preparedness system consider prevention, management, continuity of operations, and recovery?

  4. Is information security continuity embedded within the business continuity management system, including determination of requirements in adverse situations, procedures and controls, and verification of effectiveness?

  5. Have you developed disaster activation and notification procedures for a disaster during working and non working hours which answers questions as should the recovery team report to work in the middle of the night?

  6. Does Business Continuity Management take a holistic business-focused view and is it able to handle the consequences of an increasingly global business/ product eco-system in an increasingly regulated environment?

  7. Do you have an Infrastructure protection (CIP) plan, a disaster recovery plan (DRP) , an information system contingency plan (ISCP) , a cyber incident response plan, and an occupant emergency plan (OEP)?

  8. The subject of succession planning in the context of disasters is an unpleasant one: If key managers or employees can not be deployed in a disaster, who will step up and fulfill their responsibilities?

  9. Motivation. As the team leader for the project, you have several options. First, you should understand the current environment in your company. Are there competing pressures for time and resources?

  10. Does the organization require detailed Business Recovery Plans for all the organizations business entities, or is the focus on how the IT Disaster Recovery Plans supports the business entities?


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 BCM and IT DR book in PDF containing 970 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your BCM and IT DR 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 BCM and IT DR Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which BCM and IT DR 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 BCM and IT DR 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 BCM and IT DR projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step BCM and IT DR Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 BCM and IT DR project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Source Selection Criteria: What should be considered when developing evaluation standards?

  2. Project Scope Statement: Relevant - ask yourself can you get there; why are we doing this BCM and IT DR project?

  3. Team Operating Agreement: Must your members collaborate successfully to complete BCM and IT DR projects?

  4. Procurement Audit: Were the performance conditions under the contract comprehensive and unambiguous?

  5. Scope Management Plan: Quality Standards - Are controls in place to ensure that the work was not only completed but also completed to meet specific standards?

  6. Assumption and Constraint Log: Have all involved stakeholders and work groups committed to the BCM and IT DR project?

  7. Responsibility Assignment Matrix: Evaluate the performance of operating organizations?

  8. Change Log: Is the requested change request a result of changes in other BCM and IT DR project(s)?

  9. Stakeholder Analysis Matrix: Identify the stakeholders levels most frequently used –or at least sought– in your BCM and IT DR projects and for which purpose?

  10. Team Member Performance Assessment: What qualities does a successful Team leader possess?

 
Step-by-step and complete BCM and IT DR Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 BCM and IT DR project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 BCM and IT DR project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 BCM and IT DR 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 BCM and IT DR 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 BCM and IT DR 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 BCM and IT DR 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 BCM and IT DR project with this in-depth BCM and IT DR Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose BCM and IT DR 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 BCM and IT DR 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 BCM and IT DR investments work better.

This BCM and IT DR 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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