Business Continuity Planning Toolkit

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Work involve planning, implementing, and monitoring security measures for Information Systems and infrastructure to regulate access to computer configuration and Data Files and to prevent unauthorized use, modification, destruction, or disclosure of information.

More Uses of the Business Continuity Planning Toolkit:

  • Develop, maintain, and adhere to program policy, metrics, KPIs, training, exercises, Regulatory Requirements, and all other supporting governance activities.

  • Arrange that your organization acts as a primary liaison and consultant to the program and clients to influence the implementation of products and services to Mitigate Risk or facilitate use of technology based tools and methods for improving business resiliency.

  • Maintain the integrity and strategic development of your organizations information and communications infrastructure, and the systems infrastructure for mission critical functions.

  • Identify: direct the creation and implementation of processes designed to ensure compliance with all applicable regulatory departments and external compliance organizations.

  • Oversee: interface with business owners to ensure Contract Negotiation objectives align with key stakeholder expectations and provide project status and analysis throughout the negotiation and contract development phases.

  • Be certain that your planning initiates and drive Continuous Improvement projects that deliver year over year Cost Savings, resulting in a durable competitive advantage in product cost.

  • Arrange that your organization provides technical advice and guidance to users of the guest operating systems (Linux and/or Windows), specialized software routines and utilities.

  • Establish that your planning complies; challenges and provides Process Improvement strategies on existing procedures and processes across the team and risk organization to achieve efficiencies.

  • Steer: in collaboration with the emergency preparedness strategic roadmap, ensure bcm plans are updated, trained and exercised according to a master schedule.

  • Be accountable for estimating the costs of system solutions and preparing project plans to provide input into decisions about prioritizing projects and allocating IT resources.

  • Arrange that your corporation complies; implements, tests and validates that comprehensive Business Continuity Planning, Risk Management and security controls are in place and validated on a recurring basis.

  • Facilitate business plan exercises, lead coordination and tracking of technology Disaster Recovery exercises, coordinate business unit participation in technology exercises, and lead Corporate level plan exercises.

  • Identify: conduct audits or lead audit teams in the performance of information technology (it) audits and review of systems, applications and IT processes.

  • Secure that your business modifies and monitors computer configuration and Data Files to incorporate new software and virus protection systems, correct errors, or change individual access status.

  • Devise: preparation of high risk sites to respond to your organization disruption by leading the development of comprehensive, integrated Crisis Management, it recovery, and business recovery plans.

  • Establish that your strategy complies; directs the development and implementation of your organizations strategic Emergency Management and Business Continuity Planning and response programs.

  • Ensure you succeed; build features that make it easier for Chief Operating Officers (COO) and Chief Security Officers (CSO) to monitor the safety and security of business and react to ongoing threats.

  • Have a Continuous Improvement mindset that looks for opportunities to improve efficiencies, Reduce Costs where possible, and refine processes where needed.

  • Confirm your corporation develops Emergency Management plans for recovery Decision Making and communications, continuity of critical organization processes, or temporary shut down of non critical areas to ensure continuity of operation and governance.

  • Guide: in response to a crisis or any other type of business interruption, supports organization leadership by aiding Crisis Management and Incident Response teams in the coordination and execution of all Business Continuity plans and related activities.

  • Develop use cases, customer scenarios and/or demos, plan and coordinate testing of the newly developed or enhanced applications and provide support.

  • Manage work with Business Continuity plan owners to develop and maintain policies, Standards and Procedures for Business Continuity; maintain and update recovery/contingency plan goals and objectives.

  • Participate, along with the Board of Directors, CEO and other members of the leadership team, in the formulation and execution of strategic plans, structure and processes necessary to manage your organizations current operational activities and projected growth.

  • Identify and drive change initiatives that improve operational workflow and productivity while maintaining focus on adding value to the end client.

  • Gather and analyze business systems requirements that specify how your organization system supports/enables work activity in your organization process.

  • Coordinate Strategic Planning of Business Continuity programs, working with management teams to properly assess vulnerabilities and develop strategies.

  • Continue to improve existing framework by keeping current on industry challenges, best practices, threats, trends and automation related to resilience testing and recovery.

  • Confirm your business develops and identifies Emergency Management plans for recovery Decision Making and communications, continuity of critical department processes, or temporary shutdown of non critical divisions to ensure continuity of operations and governance principles.

  • Be certain that your group participates in annual budget process for organizational technology needs, develops annual IT operational and capital budgets, develops and maintains your organizations IT plan.

  • Ensure you involve; recommend improvements to operational processes, technologies, policies, standards and practices that supports Business Development, growth and sustainment of BCP Practice Area Objectives.


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

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Business Continuity Planning 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 999 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 Planning improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. Have you developed your organization continuity plan to ensure your Supply Chain is resilient against the potential impacts and disruption of environmental events?

  2. Does your organization ensure that the BCPs are adequately tested, at least annually, and that any deficiencies are addressed within a reasonable period of time?

  3. Is there an unbroken Business Continuity planning management framework that defines Information security requirements/exceptions, including test schedule?

  4. Have local responsibilities for individual physical and information assets and security processes, as Business Continuity planning, been clearly defined?

  5. When developing the BCP, has the Trustee sequenced the recovery of operations, according to business impact, by firstly focusing on critical operations?

  6. Which Business Continuity planning test is a cost-effective way of simulating a system crash locally without causing much harm to the actual facilities?

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

  8. Who is responsible for your organizations Business Continuity planning when facing natural disasters, major disruptions or other geopolitical issues?

  9. What is the scope of the BCP in your organization and to what extent is it linked into other plans also dealing with the impact of a security event?

  10. Has the trustee considered whether there are any dependencies between each material outsourcing agreement Service Providers BCP and its own BCP?

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 Planning book in PDF containing 999 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

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

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Requirements Management Plan: Which hardware or software, related to, or as outcome of the Business Continuity Planning project is new to your organization?

  2. Variance Analysis: Are the wbs and organizational levels for application of the Business Continuity Planning projected overhead costs identified?

  3. Project Performance Report: To what degree is there centralized control of information sharing?

  4. Probability and Impact Assessment: Is the technology to be built new to your organization?

  5. Team Member Performance Assessment: How are assessments designed, delivered, and otherwise used to maximize training?

  6. Procurement Audit: Does the procurement Business Continuity Planning project have a clear goal and does the goal meet the specified needs of the users?

  7. Procurement Management Plan: Has a Quality Assurance plan been developed for the Business Continuity Planning project?

  8. Decision Log: Who will be given a copy of this document and where will it be kept?

  9. Project Performance Report: To what degree do team members frequently explore the teams purpose and its implications?

  10. Procurement Audit: Does your organization use existing contracts where possible to avoid the cost of bidding?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

2.0 Planning Process Group:

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 Planning 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 Planning 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 Planning project with this in-depth Business Continuity Planning Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Business Continuity Planning 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 Planning 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 Planning investments work better.

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


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