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Peer Review
A review of a specific component of a plan by personnel (other than the owner or author) with appropriate technical or business knowledge for accuracy and completeness.
A measurable outcome
Performance Evaluation
A process of determining measurable results.
Plan Maintenance
The management process of keeping an organization?s business continuity management plans up to date and effective.
Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA)
A model used to plan, establish, implement and operate, monitor and review, maintain and continually improve the effectiveness of a management system or process.
The intentions and direction of an organization as formally expressed by its Top Management.
Policy & Programme Management
The Professional Practice that defines the organizational policy relating to business continuity and how that policy will be implemented, controlled and validated through a BCM programme.
Post Incident Acquisition
A continuity and recovery strategy where resources are provided following an incident at short notice.
Activities implemented prior to an incident that may be used to support and enhance mitigation of, response to, and recovery from disruptions.
Press Conference
The provision of an organization spokesperson(s) at a specific venue and time(s) to brief and answer any questions or enquiries from the media.
Preventative Action
An action taken to eliminate a threat or other undesirable situation.
Preventative Measures
Controls aimed at deterring or mitigating undesirable events from taking place.
Countermeasures against specific threats that enable an organization to avoid a disruption.
The ordering of critical activities and their dependencies are established during the BIA and Strategic-planning phase. The business continuity plans will be implemented in the order necessary at the time of the event.
Prioritized activities
Activities to which priority must be given following an incident in order to mitigate impacts.