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Monday, 15 April 2013 03:07

Lather, Rinse, Repeat


Do the instructions on the shampoo bottle remind you of the life cycle for your BC program? If not, maybe your program needs a “proper” haircut. In May of 1979, I met a barber at the Fort Sill Reception Station that changed my hairstyling forever. I no longer focused on which side the part was on. Of course, how to get your program on a life cycle would depend on the infamous question, “What is the scope of your program?” Some people put on the business continuity hat only when an audit is eminent. The rest of the time, they do their other project management tasks. Some programs seem as if the life cycle is a living organism. It has become like an infant crying for its bottle at the most inopportune times. Let’s look at a simple strategy to get your program on a life cycle you can feed, nurture, and