Business Continuity Management Risk Toolkit

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Business Continuity Management Forecast

In your organization, forecasting the future is a complex and absolutely critical job. What comes next for Business Continuity Management in Continuity / Recovery / Disasters / Privacy / Crisis / Technology / Processes / Planning?

Within the next quarter, driven by internal and external requirements, use the Business Continuity Management Toolkit to grow maturity and adoption of the top forecasted Business Continuity Management breakthrough technologies and applications.

Relevant to your organization in solving it's real problems and exploiting new opportunities:

  • Cultivate experience responding to a crisis in a business environment.
  • Audit and lead business units in developing their own business continuity and incident response plans.
  • Align and determine technical dependencies and develop recovery strategy solutions.
  • Ensure that there is consistent and clear communication with all stakeholders regarding expectations around continuity and crisis management control frameworks.
  • Launch the ability to conduct ongoing threat monitoring, and response preparation.
  • Quantify, create and administer awareness programs on the importance and role of BCP within the organization.
  • Strategize intelligent Process Automation.
  • Determine, develop, track, and communicate Business Continuity and Crisis Management metrics to appropriate leadership representation and other stakeholders to effectively and visibly lead a proactive BC and CM culture across your organization.
  • Accomplish and determine technical dependencies and develop recovery strategy solutions.
  • Guide strategic thinking in a crisis situation.
  • Progress with driving a continuous program improvement aimed at enhancing resiliency.
  • Guide a broad range of business continuity projects simultaneously and interact effectively with all levels of personnel across the company to deliver projects on time and on budget.
  • Coach and work with leaders across the enterprise to facilitate the implementation of all aspects of an ISO 22301 compliant business continuity program.
  • Make headway with refining the DR components of the Business Impact Analysis (BIA).
  • Successfully partner with lines of business to emphasize crisis management awareness and best practices that address and reduce negative impacts to customers, financials, employees, brand, and legal issues.
  • Maximize Business Continuity management to ensure that the disaster recovery crisis management and business continuity plans drive disaster recovery DR strategy and procedures.
  • Interpret the supporting, defining and implementing of the technology architecture and operations.
  • Bring into consideration needed collaboration with internal and external groups to detect potential risks and identified problems and evaluate the impact of solutions on the whole organization.
  • Orchestrate abilities to influence and obtain buy-in across all levels of your organization.
  • Measure and ensure integration of business and technical aspects of the BCP / DR program.
  • Foster the ability to proactively identify and implement BCP/DR program and process improvements.
  • Oversee effective BCP preparation, lead BCP tests and scenarios and execute the actual Business Continuity Plans.
  • Harden the digital Workforce of the Future.
  • Investigate, develop and implement systems, policies, standards and procedures that comply with all industry standards.
  • Direct, create and maintain metrics and provide monthly reporting on business continuity plans.
  • Navigate and develop recovery priorities, timelines and strategy for proper sequence of recovery components.
  • Carry out mapping of critical business services.
  • Ensure that Business Continuity Plans are fully documented, tested and executable for all critical business processes.
  • Acquire, establish and maintain detailed DR communications and command and control plans through a change management process.
  • Align and support BCP and DR initiatives.
  • Audit emergency management experience.
  • Provide leadership, vision, strategic development, management, governance and continual direction of all aspects of the Business Continuity and Crisis Management programs.
  • Head the drawing and evaluating of operational processes, highlighting risks and controls.
  • Establish and maintain the overall plans for executing all DR procedures and understand their inter dependencies.
  • Capitalize on and lead DR tabletop exercises driving technology leaders to pragmatic & effective recovery actions.
  • Determine experience needed in supporting the design, evaluation, and execution of BC testing programs.
  • Push on with Crisis Management and Emergency Response plan development.
  • Partner with IT to ensure that all aspects of IT infrastructure have adequate plans and are tested.
  • Take the lead in periodic Business Impact Analysis (BIA) process and understand business driven Recovery Time Objectives (RTO) and Recovery Point Objectives (RPO).
  • Partner with IT related to the design, coordination and execution of periodic Disaster Recovery testing with internal and external vendors and Security Benefit.
  • Provide ongoing feedback for risk management mitigation and prevention and represent disaster recovery cost requirements in the annual budgeting process.
  • Govern anticipation of emerging regulations and assesses potential impacts and positions your organization may need to adopt in response to pending changes.
  • Lead your organizations response to critical incidents impacting clients.
  • Build crisis management/Incident Management experience in the business environment.
  • Arbitrate and analyze BC Component processes and methodologies to ensure adherence to Regulatory and Internal Standard guidelines.
  • Manage responsibility of leading and overseeing all aspects of the Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery programs.
  • Educate crisis Management; crisis response processes, crisis response team structures, and notification methodologies.
  • Drive continuous evolution of organizational resilience through strategic guidance and thoughtful execution of business continuity and crisis management best practices.


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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Business Continuity Management Risk 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 888 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 Continuity Management Risk improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 888 standard requirements:

  1. Does your organization manage business continuity and resiliency risk when third parties are providing the parts and supplies necessary to operate business as usual?

  2. Has management given formal consideration to the potential for an IT related disaster, the relevant risks, and the implications for the business operations?

  3. Is your cyber resilience strategy focused on your business objectives, protecting your most critical assets and revenues and providing business continuity?

  4. What are the skills needed to manage the communication and staff development activities relating to business continuity risk and vulnerability assessment?

  5. Do you have an incident response plan defining responsibilities and duties for containing damage and minimizing risks to your organization and customers?

  6. Which activities should the business continuity manager perform first after the replacement of hardware at the primary information processing facility?

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

  8. Has a risk analysis or business impact analysis been done and has management endorsed the priorities and criticality which that process has defined?

  9. Are procedures included within your organizations change management program to ensure that Business continuity matters are appropriately addressed?

  10. Do you have policies and procedures for information security, data privacy, business continuity management and incidence response and escalation?

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 Continuity Management Risk book in PDF containing 888 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Business Continuity Management Risk 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 Continuity Management Risk Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Business Continuity Management Risk 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 Continuity Management Risk 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 Continuity Management Risk projects with the 62 implementation resources:

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Issue Log: In your work, how much time is spent on stakeholder identification?

  2. Monitoring and Controlling Process Group: How well defined and documented were the Business Continuity Management Risk project management processes you chose to use?

  3. Cost Management Plan: Responsibilities Ð what is the split of responsibilities between the owner and contractors?

  4. Cost Baseline: What is the most important thing to do next to make your Business Continuity Management Risk project successful?

  5. Variance Analysis: Budget versus actual. how does the monthly budget compare to actual experience?

  6. Source Selection Criteria: What is the last item a Business Continuity Management Risk project manager must do to finalize Business Continuity Management Risk project close-out?

  7. Stakeholder Management Plan: Are vendor invoices audited for accuracy before payment?

  8. 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?

  9. Quality Management Plan: Are there procedures in place to effectively manage interdependencies with other Business Continuity Management Risk projects / systems?

  10. Activity Resource Requirements: Which logical relationship does the PDM use most often?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Business Continuity Management Risk project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Business Continuity Management Risk 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 Continuity Management Risk 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 Continuity Management Risk 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 Continuity Management Risk 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 Continuity Management Risk project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



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

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Business Continuity Management Risk 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 Continuity Management Risk 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 Continuity Management Risk investments work better.

This Business Continuity Management Risk All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.


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