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Conduct a Hard-Hitting Business Impact Analysis: Proven Tips for Success!

Written by  Leo A. Wrobel

So, you have been tasked with developing a business impact analysis as a prelude to your corporate business resumption plan. Congratulations, I am both happy and sad for you! Seriously speaking, this will be a most visible project with ample opportunity to shine in the eyes of executive management. On the other hand, it could backfire miserably on you if you proceed carelessly. It's impossible to list every way people go wrong in this endeavor in a single article. Even so, we can hit some of the more common secrets of success to assure your business impact analysis (BIA) is accepted by management and is understandable enough to guarantee future support and funding for the project. Be forewarned! The BIA is often short-sold in the interest of getting the plan done cheaper or faster, only to cause undesirable consequences later. Don't let this happen to you. In this article we will