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Exercise

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Exercise

Activity designed to execute business continuity or disaster recovery plans and evaluate the performance against approved standards or objectives. Process to train for, assess, practice, and improve recovery performance in an organization.

Exercises can be announced or unannounced, and are performed for the purpose of training and conditioning team members, and validating the business continuity plan. Exercise results identify plan gaps and limitations and are used to improve and revise the Business Continuity Plans. Types of exercises include, e.g.: tabletop exercise, simulation exercise, operational exercise, mock disaster, desktop exercise, full rehearsal.

Participants can include an overall controller, directors, players, observers and an umpire.