Understanding the Five Phases of a Business Continuity Program
Real business continuity reflects a natural evolution of executive scenario planning. The goal is for the organization to survive, even if that means divesting business units, selling product lines, downsizing the staff, or closing less-profitable operations. Programs are sustaining operations, which are intended to last longer than the careers of most people. The first step is to set up the program with a mandate from the highest executive and rally key people to the cause.
Phase 1: Setting Up the BC Program
Every program undergoes an initiation phase with the objective to secure the following: