Figure 8-3: The development process for building a BC plan.
Building Your BC Plan
Armed with the considerations that we discuss in the preceding section, you can set about developing your plan. In this section, we use a three-stage process – preparation, creation and validation – that helps you produce plans consistently and to a good standard, no matter how many plans you have.
Figure 8-3 lays out the process of developing a BC plan in more detail.
Stage 1: Preparing for your plan
Ensure that you have to hand the information that you need. Collect together your risk register and continuity strategy response spreadsheet (we guide you through creating these items in Chapters 5 and 7 respectively).
Next, decide upon the structure, format, components and contents of your plan. The first elements are, in most cases, the same for all, or most of, your plans and so your risk register and continuity strategy response need only the briefest of revisits if you’re happy with them. The next step is also something that may not change much because it sets the scope of your plan.
Stage 2: Creating your plan
Start Stage 2 by allocating an owner – someone who’s most likely to take the lead on a particular ...