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8 Corporate Incompetencies of Business Continuity Planning

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 4, 2016 11:30:00 AM / by Scott Ream posted in Resilience, organizational resilience, business continuity, building engagement, project planning, disaster recovery

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There are 8 Corporate Competencies that we have identified as essential to an optimal business continuity program (BCP). The first 7 address the key behaviors of the BC program. The 8th Corporate Competency, Program Content, addresses how your organization implements the 4 central disciplines of business continuity:

  1. Incident Management - Emergency & Crisis Management
  2. Security Management - Physical & Cyber Security
  3. Technology Recovery - IT Disaster Recovery + other critical asset recovery
  4. Business Continuity (BC) or Continuity of Operations


Each Corporate Competency categorizes a critical business/operational characteristic of an organization’s ability to create a sustainable business continuity program.

Let’s have a little fun & discuss them as 8 Corporate Incompetencies.  

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6 levels of business continuity maturity: Your BCM program is so mature (or not)!

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 21, 2016 11:10:43 AM / by Margaret Langsett posted in Resilience, business continuity, project planning, disaster recovery, BCMM

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How mature is your organization when it comes to business continuity & organizational resilience? Does your Business Continuity Management (BCM) program crawl, walk or run? From self-governed to synergistic, we have identified 6 levels of BCM maturity that most companies fall into. What is your organization’s level? Here is our breakdown:

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10 ways to ensure your business continuity project plan fails

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 23, 2016 2:00:00 PM / by Bob Farkas posted in organizational resilience, business continuity, building engagement, project planning

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The business continuity (BC) planning process can be a daunting challenge. Project planning can play an important role in keeping the process on track & help in your success in protecting your organization from unplanned events that can disrupt operations.  The goal is to identify the right information & determine a process to keep it current and accurate.  Key elements of a business continuity plan include:

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