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Thursday, 22 November 2007 01:18

The Business Continuity Planning Cube

Written by  Jim Barnes, CRP, MBCI

Having worked with quite a few business continuity planners, I came to realize that many of us have our own ways of looking at BCP. What I learned is that there is no absolute right way to do planning (contrary to what some vendors might say). An organization’s ability to be recovered after a disaster is really the important issue. With that in mind, what is offered here is “a” way (not the way) of looking at business continuity planning. In business continuity planning, we have two main focuses. First, we try to protect our organization’s ability to produce through strategies and designs that will withstand and circumvent destructive events. Second, we orchestrate the creation of procedures (and supporting documentation) that will allow our organizations to recover from a disastrous event in time to prevent financial collapse.