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Ed Devlin

Ed Devlin

Thursday, 17 April 2008 13:50

Legal Issues Face CMT Members

This column will concentrate on some of the recent legal actions that have been, or will shortly be, resolved. It points out the role of one of the crisis management team members I frequently talk about.The legal representative from the crisis management teams at the following organizations have been busy:

Wednesday, 07 November 2007 15:43

Getting Everything Justified, Exercised

While attending the recent Disaster Recovery Journal’s conference in San Diego, I spent some time with attendees (friends) from a former consulting client of mine. They told me they were preparing for their upcoming exercise of the members of what I call "The Crisis Management Team" (CMT). My friends had decided on the scenario they would be using during the exercise. They were brainstorming on issues they would add to enhance the basic scenario. We talked about the importance of the scenario, as it related to the successful completion of an exercise.

Wednesday, 07 November 2007 12:24

Live, Late-Breaking and Flooded

The Perspective of Ed Devlin Live, Late-Breaking and Flooded

Tuesday, 06 November 2007 12:52

Maintaining Executive Support

The Perspective of Ed Devlin

Tuesday, 06 November 2007 12:50

Maintaining Executive Support

Recently, a number of BCP professionals have said to me they are finding it difficult to maintain the support of the senior executives for the business continuity program. This is pretty common. Executives often feel they have expended a large investment in implementing the BCP program, and it should no longer require large amounts of money, or time, to maintain it. They fail to understand the BCP is a living, breathing program. It requires changes to it anytime changes are made to the operations of the organization. In addition, contracts they have committed to, for backup sites, off-premises storage, etc. continue in place. As the organization’s business functions continue to grow, or as the organizations products or services continue to grow, so do the requirements for the business continuity program. Some executives fail to understand that after the business unit’s plans have been documented and implemented, they must be exercised. Exercises cost time

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