Developing the BC Plan
After you define the scope of the BCP project and develop the Business Impact Assessment (BIA), Criticality Assessment, and Maximum Tolerable Downtimes (MTDs), you know
What portion of the organization is included in the plan.
Of this portion of the organization, which business functions are so critical that the business would fail if these functions were interrupted for long (or even short) periods of time.
The general degree of impact on the business when one of the critical functions fails. This idea comes from quantitative and qualitative data.
The hard part of the Business Continuity Planning project begins now: You need to develop the strategy for continuing each critical business function when disasters occur, which is known as the Continuity Strategy.
When you develop a Continuity Strategy, you must set politics aside and look at the excruciating details of critical business functions. You need strong coffee, several pizzas, buckets of Rolaids, and cool heads.
Making your BCP project a success
For the important and time-consuming Continuity Strategy phase of the project, you need to follow these guidelines:
Call things like you see them. No biases. ...