July 19, 2018

The BCP Evolution: From Dusty Documents to Real Resiliency

Glenn Jones

A few years ago, I was assigned responsibility for maturing a business continuity program (BCP). During the program’s creation, I had the opportunity to meet a number of business continuity leaders, many of whom had developed world-class systems for business continuity management.

As part of the discovery process for my program, I asked many questions, some of which were similar to those listed below, and addressed the very basics of the BCP discipline:

  • What were the first steps taken in your organization’s business continuity journey?
  • What key items did you classify as “must-haves” in the program?
  • What standard did you establish as the basis for your program?
Of course, there were many more questions besides these and indeed, I received a wealth of input from various silos across a large number of companies.  Certainly, it was enough to highlight the many considerations for establishing an organizational BCP-expansion roadmap.
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