Examining BC Plans
In this section we take a look at the world of BC plans – what they are, what they provide, what they contain and why you need one.
To paraphrase the Business Continuity Institute’s Good Practice Guidelines, a BC plan is
a documented collection of procedures and information that has been developed, compiled and maintained in readiness for use in an incident and allows an organisation to maintain the delivery of its key products and services.
Appreciating the advantages of a BC plan
A BC plan is all about making life easier for you and your team at the start of and during a disruption.
At this stage you’ve done much of the hard work by:
Working out your key products and services (check out Chapter 4).