Business Impact and Risk Analysis Toolkit

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Are you prepared for potential events that will impact your organization. The Business Impact and Risk Analysis Toolkit address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Business Impact and Risk Analysis related project.

Using the toolkit effectively will save you and your staff many hours of R&D time in writing the questions and templates to obtain the results needed to analyse the data collected.

 

DO YOU HAVE THE TIME TO WASTE? THIS TOOLKIT WILL SAVE YOU TIME AND MONEY.

 

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Business Impact and Risk Analysis specific requirements:


STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest edition of the Business Impact and Risk Analysis Self Assessment Toolkit containing the 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 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 and Risk Analysis improvements can be made.

10 Example questions of the standard requirements:

  1. Is the board satisfied that management is periodically monitoring changes in the business environment to identify significant impacts on the assumptions and risks inherent in the corporate strategy?

  2. How concerned is your organization about what the potential impact on your business would be of failure to ensure that all the endpoints in your system conform to a known, secure configuration?

  3. How concerned is your organization about what the potential impact on your business would be of loss or transfer of data downloaded onto flash drives, other portable storage devices or laptops?

  4. Is the board satisfied that management is periodically monitoring changes in the business environment to identify any impact on the assumptions and risks inherent in the corporate strategy?

  5. How concerned is your organization about the potential impact on your business if unauthorized employees and contractors were able to access via remote devices by wireless connection?

  6. What would you do to ensure a rapid recovery takes place in regards to establishing interim processes to support customer requests and maintain critical support from suppliers?

  7. What are the likely impacts of automation and other digitalisation on the workforce, and is the business ensuring it has the skills required to enable that technology?

  8. How do you sharpen the value and differentiation of your business by using developments in risk analytics to help clients manage the impact of emerging risk trends?

  9. How concerned is your organization about what the potential impact on your business would be of uncontrolled access to critical databases by system administrators?

  10. Does the software provide evidence-based information and analysis to make informed decisions on how to treat particular risks and how to select between options?


Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting.

Your Business Impact and Risk 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 Dashboard; with the Business Impact and Risk Analysis Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Business Impact and Risk 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 and Risk 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 and Risk Analysis projects with the implementation resources:

  • Step-by-step Business Impact and Risk Analysis Project Management Form Templates covering Business Impact and Risk Analysis project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Source Selection Criteria: Do you have a plan to document consensus results including disposition of any disagreement by individual evaluators?

  2. Project Scope Statement: Are the input requirements from the team members clearly documented and communicated?

  3. Procurement Audit: Did your organization identify the full contract value and include options and provisions for renewals?

  4. Stakeholder Management Plan: Have stakeholder accountabilities & responsibilities been clearly defined?

  5. Probability and Impact Matrix: Is the customer willing to establish rapid communication links with the developer?

  6. Quality Management Plan: How will you know that a change is actually an improvement?

  7. Procurement Management Plan: Is Business Impact and Risk Analysis project work proceeding in accordance with the original Business Impact and Risk Analysis project schedule?

  8. Scope Management Plan: Has a proper Business Impact and Risk Analysis project work location been established that will allow the team to work together with user personnel?

  9. Project or Phase Close-Out: What information did each stakeholder need to contribute to the Business Impact and Risk Analysis projects success?

  10. Project Performance Report: To what degree will the approach capitalize on and enhance the skills of all team members in a manner that takes into consideration other demands on members of the team?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Business Impact and Risk Analysis project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix


2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Business Impact and Risk Analysis 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 Impact and Risk Analysis 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 Impact and Risk Analysis 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 Impact and Risk 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 and Risk Analysis 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 Business Impact and Risk Analysis project with this in-depth Business Impact and Risk Analysis Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Business Impact and Risk 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 and Risk 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 and Risk Analysis investments work better.

This Business Impact and Risk Analysis All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.