Business Impact Analysis Toolkit

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Utilize Business Continuity software to conduct the Business Impact Analysis (BIA) on a biennial basis to effectively identify risks to your organizations continuity of operations by capturing operational and financial impacts associated with business disruptions.

More Uses of the Business Impact Analysis Toolkit:

  • Coordinate with product and delivery teams to ensure the App Support team is ready for new releases and engaged in early design of new enhancements.

  • Steer: plan, conduct, and debrief regular mock disaster exercises to test the adequacy of existing plans and strategies, updating procedures and plans regularly.

  • Be accountable for participating as the Business Resiliency expert in the overall Enterprise Risk Management program and in external Business Continuity Management organizations to keep abreast of industry best practices and trends.

  • Maintain professional skills and abilities through Continuing Education and actively participating in local continuity planning organizations.

  • Oversee: proactively pull information from client needs analysis and work with account executives to understand client marketing objectives.

  • Identify opportunities for strategic improvement or mitigation of business interruption and other risks caused by business, regulatory, or industry specific change initiatives.

  • Ensure your organizations bcm philosophy is to provide cost effective Business Continuity strategies for your organizations employees, its critical business functions, clients and shareholders.

  • Warrant that your venture contributes to the implementation of relevant Policies and Procedures facilitating an effective enterprise Business Continuity program aligned with the goals and targets of your organization, the business units, and the shareholders.

  • Analyze incidents and problems to show trends and potential problem areas, so that actions can be taken to minimize the occurrence of incidents and to improve the process of problem reporting, analysis and clearance.

  • Confirm your venture develops and implements comprehensive communication and training plans for internal and external business associates and customers.

  • Apply procedures to assess compliance of hardware and software configurations to policies, standards, legal and Regulatory Requirements.

  • Analyze impact on, and risk to, essential business functions or Information Systems to identify acceptable recovery time periods and Resource Requirements.

  • Align the Business Continuity Management Program with the rapid growth of your organization and increasing Regulatory Requirements.

  • Keep production, pre production, test and/or Development Environments up to date via an update or cloning process based on user and Business Needs.

  • Warrant that your organization serves as a liaison between vendor, ITS Technical Services and user management on all application implementations, upgrades, and support issues.

  • Collaborate closely with various DSS business units to serve as analytic account executive to ensure production of meaningful data products.

  • Assure your operation leads Business Continuity Plan exercises, ensuring all technical components of the Business Continuity Plans are successfully tested, at least annually, or whenever significant changes are made to the components of the plan.

  • Perform vulnerability life cycle management analysis to ensure system, application, and database patches are applied to reduce security risks.

  • Be certain that your group interacts with the critical business units at all levels of your organization and support groups for the purpose of assessing, planning, directing, controlling, and maintaining the Contingency Planning effort.

  • Steer: monitor, support, and analyze organizational Business Impact Analysis completion and updates to the Business Continuity Plan in order to assure compliance with program maintenance requirements and advises risk Operations Management of emerging issues.

  • Lead expertise for design, configuration and deployment, of current hosting services to support virtual hosting technologies, Software Defined datacenter technologies, hyper converged datacenter hardware solutions, and software tools.

  • Be accountable for developing the resilience strategy and Business Continuity framework that incorporates and reflects ongoing changes to the environment and Business Operations.

  • Be accountable for working in conjunction with the Disaster Recovery program to identify opportunities to improve recovery solutions and arrangements with a focus on ensuring that Business Requirements are mapped to Disaster Recovery solutions.

  • Ensure you classify; accomplished at defining, implementing and enforcing risk based standards, Processes And Procedures for responding to disruptions in business or IT Operations.

  • Manage work with business unIt Management to enhance Contingency Plans, mitigating the effect of a technology system or application failure or problem.

  • Manage: proactively review overall information to ensure proactive measures have been implemented to ensure any risk is mitigated where possible.

  • Guide: regularly meet and gather feedback on the client schedules that built to understand necessary changes to improve future schedules.

  • Perform regular ongoing review as post implementation stability and performance measurements; ensure system is functioning as expected.

  • Ensure you research; lead with expertise in Application Design/architecture, integration architecture development, Enterprise Application Integration, and integration technologies solutions and standards.

  • Prepare all client facing and internal deliverables as project plan, issues/risk register, weekly Status Reports, Stakeholder Analysis, Business Impact Analysis, Communication Plans, training plans, measurement strategies, and change champion networks.


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 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 Impact Analysis improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. Are there Business Impact Analysis problems defined?

  2. What is it like to work for you?

  3. Do the Business Impact Analysis decisions you make today help your organization in three years time?

  4. Are the planned controls working?

  5. Does management have the right priorities among projects?

  6. What are the core elements of the Business Impact Analysis business case?

  7. What are evaluation criteria for the output?

  8. How do you stay inspired?

  9. How do you think the partners involved in Business Impact Analysis would have defined success?

  10. Is it clear when you think of the day ahead of you what activities and tasks you need to complete?

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 994 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:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Cost Management Plan: Eac -estimate at completion, what is the total job expected to cost?

  2. Activity Cost Estimates: In which phase of the Acquisition Process cycle does source qualifications reside?

  3. Project Scope Statement: Will all Business Impact Analysis project issues be unconditionally tracked through the Issue Resolution process?

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the Business Impact Analysis Project Team have enough people to execute the Business Impact Analysis project plan?

  5. Source Selection Criteria: What are the guidelines regarding award without considerations?

  6. Scope Management Plan: Are Corrective Actions taken when actual results are substantially different from detailed Business Impact Analysis project plan (variances)?

  7. Initiating Process Group: During which stage of Risk planning are risks prioritized based on probability and impact?

  8. Cost Management Plan: Is your organization certified as a supplier, wholesaler, regular dealer, or manufacturer of corresponding products/supplies?

  9. Procurement Audit: Was a formal review of tenders received undertaken?

  10. Activity Cost Estimates: What procedures are put in place regarding bidding and cost comparisons, if any?

Step-by-step and complete Business Impact Analysis 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 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



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.