DRJ Glossary of Business Continuity Terms

Business Continuity Plan Administrator

The designated individual responsible for plan documentation, maintenance, and distribution.

Business Continuity Plan (BCP)

Documented procedures that guide organizations to respond, recover, resume and restore to a pre-defined level of operation following disruption.

Business Continuity Planning (BCP)

The process of developing prior arrangements and procedures that enable an organization to respond to an event in such a manner that critical business functions can continue within planned levels of disruption.

Business Continuity Program Board

A management group to give advice, guidance and management authorization to the BC Manager/coordinator/professional.

Business Continuity Steering Committee

A committee of decision makers, (e.g., Business leaders, technology experts and continuity professionals) tasked with making strategic policy and continuity planning decisions for the organization, and for providing the resources to accomplish all business continuity program goals.

Business Continuity Strategy

An approach selected by an organization to ensure its recovery and continuity in the face of a disaster or other business disruption

Business Continuity Team (BCT)

Designated individuals responsible for developing, execution, rehearsals, and maintenance of the business continuity plan.

Business Function

A description of work that is performed to accomplish the specific business requirements of the organization. Examples of business function include delivering raw materials, paying bills, receiving cash and inventory control.

Business Impact Analysis (BIA)

Process of analyzing activities and the effect a business disruption might have upon them. Process of analyzing operational functions and the effect a disruption might have upon them.

Business Interruption

Any event, whether anticipated (i.e., public service strike) or unanticipated (i.e., blackout) which disrupts the normal course of business operations at an organization's location.