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.

 

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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 660 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 660 standard requirements:

  1. Develop 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?

  2. Does the DRP clearly identify a line of succession to assume authority for executing the disaster recovery plan in the event key designated staff is unavailable?

  3. Has the IT Disaster Recovery plan been integrated with other applicable plans (e.g., Business Continuity or Resumption Plan, Occupant Evaluation Plan, etc.)?

  4. How do you ensure to link business continuity planning with existing risk management in your organisation; have you forgotten to deal with any risks?

  5. Are copies of your disaster recovery plan kept at home(s), as well as stored as disaster recovery information (i.e., vital records)?

  6. Are there current service level agreements/documents of understanding with all SPs for your critical business process?

  7. Has the DRP considered a scenario where a majority of the designated disaster recovery personnel will be unavailable?

  8. Has the organization Head ensured that the disaster recovery planning policies and procedures are consistent?

  9. Has an analysis been performed for each risk identified to determine the likelihood and impact of occurrence?

  10. Is a complete list of internal and external Service Providers (SPs) included in the disaster recovery plan?

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 660 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:

  • 62 step-by-step Business continuity planning Project Management Form Templates covering over 6000 Business continuity planning project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Change Management Plan: What is the worst thing that can happen if you chose not to communicate this information?
  2. Formal Acceptance: What are the requirements against which to test, Who will execute?
  3. Assumption and Constraint Log: How relevant is this attribute to this Business continuity planning project or audit?
  4. Work Breakdown Structure: What is the probability of completing the Business continuity planning project in less that xx days?
  5. Quality Audit: How does the organization know that its support services planning and management systems are appropriately effective and constructive?
  6. Team Operating Agreement: What resources can be provided for the team in terms of equipment, space, time for training, protected time and space for meetings, and travel allowances?
  7. Schedule Management Plan: Is there a formal set of procedures supporting Issues Management?
  8. Lessons Learned: What would you like to see better documented about how to use existing processes on this type of Business continuity planning project?
  9. Executing Process Group: After how many days will the lease cost be the same as the purchase cost for the equipment?
  10. Activity Attributes: How difficult will it be to do specific activities on this Business continuity planning project?

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

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Business continuity planning project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Business continuity planning 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 planning 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 planning 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 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

 

Results

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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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.