What is involved in Business Continuity Strategy
Find out what the related areas are that Business Continuity Strategy connects with, associates with, correlates with or affects, and which require thought, deliberation, analysis, review and discussion. This unique checklist stands out in a sense that it is not per-se designed to give answers, but to engage the reader and lay out a Business Continuity Strategy thinking-frame.
How far is your company on its Business Continuity Strategy journey?
Take this short survey to gauge your organization’s progress toward Business Continuity Strategy leadership. Learn your strongest and weakest areas, and what you can do now to create a strategy that delivers results.
To address the criteria in this checklist for your organization, extensive selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information.
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Below you will find a quick checklist designed to help you think about which Business Continuity Strategy related domains to cover and 184 essential critical questions to check off in that domain.
The following domains are covered:
Business Continuity Strategy, Business continuity, Business continuity planning, Change management, Contingency management, Data center automation, Data recovery, Digital continuity, Disaster recovery, Disaster recovery plan, Firmware, High Availability, ISO 22301, Information Technology, Information security, Managed System, Microcode, Quality management, Resilience, Risk management, Service level agreement, Subnetwork, Volume Group, Workload Management:
Business Continuity Strategy Critical Criteria:
Recall Business Continuity Strategy engagements and visualize why should people listen to you regarding Business Continuity Strategy.
– How do we measure improved Business Continuity Strategy service perception, and satisfaction?
– Have the types of risks that may impact Business Continuity Strategy been identified and analyzed?
– What are the short and long-term Business Continuity Strategy goals?
Business continuity Critical Criteria:
Probe Business continuity tactics and stake your claim.
– Has specific responsibility been assigned for the execution of business continuity and disaster recovery plans (either within or outside of the information security function)?
– Has the organization established an enterprise-wide business continuity/disaster recovery program that is consistent with requirements, policy, and applicable guidelines?
– Do you have a written business continuity/disaster recovery plan that includes procedures to be followed in the event of a disruptive computer incident?
– Does our business continuity and/or disaster recovery plan (bcp/drp) address the timely recovery of its it functions in the event of a disaster?
– Do the response plans address damage assessment, site restoration, payroll, Human Resources, information technology, and administrative support?
– What programs/projects/departments/groups have some or all responsibility for business continuity/Risk Management/organizational resilience?
– Will Business Continuity Strategy have an impact on current business continuity, disaster recovery processes and/or infrastructure?
– Which data center management activity involves eliminating single points of failure to ensure business continuity?
– How will management prepare employees for a disaster, reduce the overall risks, and shorten the recovery window?
– What is the role of digital document management in business continuity planning management?
– Is Business Continuity Strategy dependent on the successful delivery of a current project?
– Does increasing our companys footprint add to the challenge of business continuity?
– How does our business continuity plan differ from a disaster recovery plan?
– Is the crisis management team comprised of members from Human Resources?
– Has business continuity thinking and planning become too formulaic?
– Is there a business continuity/disaster recovery plan in place?
– Do you have any DR/business continuity plans in place?
– Do you have a tested IT disaster recovery plan?
– What is Effective Business Continuity Strategy?
Business continuity planning Critical Criteria:
Adapt Business continuity planning results and figure out ways to motivate other Business continuity planning users.
– What are the record-keeping requirements of Business Continuity Strategy activities?
– Will Business Continuity Strategy deliverables need to be tested and, if so, by whom?
– What is business continuity planning and why is it important?
– Is the scope of Business Continuity Strategy defined?
Change management Critical Criteria:
Huddle over Change management adoptions and adopt an insight outlook.
– Workforce Change Management How do you prepare your workforce for changing capability and capacity needs? How do you manage your workforce, its needs, and your needs to ensure continuity, prevent workforce reductions, and minimize the impact of workforce reductions, if they do become necessary? How do you prepare for and manage periods of workforce growth?
– Has the team ensured that key cultural barriers (e.g., training and skills required for new jobs, entrenched culture, incompatible support structures, fear of downsizing) are addressed in its Change Management strategy?
– What steps have executives included in the Change Management plan to identify and address customers and stakeholders concerns about the specific process to be reengineered?
– Do you have resources, processes, and methodologies in place to provide training and organizational change management services?
– Among the Business Continuity Strategy product and service cost to be estimated, which is considered hardest to estimate?
– Are CSI and organizational change underpinned by Kotters change management best practices?
– Do changes in business processes fall under the scope of Change Management?
– In what scenarios should change management systems be introduced?
– What change management practices does your organization employ?
– Are Organizational Change managements best practices (eg Kotter) applied?
– Who are the leaders in a Change Management process?
– Why do we need Change Management?
Contingency management Critical Criteria:
Meet over Contingency management quality and assess what counts with Contingency management that we are not counting.
– Do we cover the five essential competencies-Communication, Collaboration,Innovation, Adaptability, and Leadership that improve an organizations ability to leverage the new Business Continuity Strategy in a volatile global economy?
– How do we Lead with Business Continuity Strategy in Mind?
– Is Business Continuity Strategy Required?
Data center automation Critical Criteria:
Examine Data center automation leadership and acquire concise Data center automation education.
– Think about the functions involved in your Business Continuity Strategy project. what processes flow from these functions?
– How will you know that the Business Continuity Strategy project has been successful?
– What are the long-term Business Continuity Strategy goals?
Data recovery Critical Criteria:
Meet over Data recovery visions and create Data recovery explanations for all managers.
– What are your current levels and trends in key measures or indicators of Business Continuity Strategy product and process performance that are important to and directly serve your customers? how do these results compare with the performance of your competitors and other organizations with similar offerings?
– Think about the kind of project structure that would be appropriate for your Business Continuity Strategy project. should it be formal and complex, or can it be less formal and relatively simple?
– In a project to restructure Business Continuity Strategy outcomes, which stakeholders would you involve?
– What is the most competent data recovery service in the us?
Digital continuity Critical Criteria:
Debate over Digital continuity adoptions and raise human resource and employment practices for Digital continuity.
– What business benefits will Business Continuity Strategy goals deliver if achieved?
– What are internal and external Business Continuity Strategy relations?
Disaster recovery Critical Criteria:
Revitalize Disaster recovery decisions and probe using an integrated framework to make sure Disaster recovery is getting what it needs.
– How do you intend to fund the reopening: from existing business sources, your own resources, other investors, banks, lenders, or a mix?
– Can the customer work with you to conduct separate disaster recovery tests in order to test/validate readiness?
– Incorporated lessons from running your business prior to the disaster into your recovery plan?
– Have you spoken to your bank about your recovery plan and your funding needs?
– What is the best strategy going forward for data center disaster recovery?
– Is the application designed for high availability and disaster recovery?
– Do you have a current balance sheet dated right before the disaster?
– How often do you fully test your disaster recovery capabilities?
– How well do we document, keep up-to-date, and test our bc plans?
– What is done with the data captured during an emergency?
– Who should be called in case of Disaster Recovery?
– How do we assess how much damage has occurred?
– How does the drp ties into the erp?
– Should I go back into business?
– What is the scope of bc plans?
– What actions stop the drp?
– Can the item be replaced?
Disaster recovery plan Critical Criteria:
Prioritize Disaster recovery plan quality and overcome Disaster recovery plan skills and management ineffectiveness.
– Are we a listed company, if so ask ourselves this: Disaster recovery planning, or its lack, will affect a companys equity position. why buy stock in a company that will disappear should the data center go down?
– Has your organization ever had to invoke its disaster recovery plan which included the CRM solution and if so was the recovery time objective met and how long did it take to return to your primary solution?
– Disaster recovery planning, also called contingency planning, is the process of preparing your organizations assets and operations in case of a disaster. but what do we define as a disaster?
– Have policies and procedures been established to ensure the continuity of data services in an event of a data breach, loss, or other disaster (this includes a disaster recovery plan)?
– What are the requirements for continuity of mail services, such as those specified in continuity of operations plans and disaster recovery plans?
– Do we Assess the severity of damages and do we know when damages are enough to warrant activation of all or part of the disaster recovery plan?
– How do departmental (e.g. payroll, financials, student and medical) disaster recovery plans (drp) correlate with the overall erp?
– Do we know what we have specified in continuity of operations plans and disaster recovery plans?
– Do we plan a Disaster recovery plan test and a full interruption disaster recovery plan test?
– Do Payroll, financials, etc disaster recovery plans (drp) correlate with the overall erp?
– What are the fault tolerance, failover, and disaster recovery plans?
– Has the disaster recovery plan (dr) been created or updated?
– Are damage assessment and disaster recovery plans in place?
– How would one define Business Continuity Strategy leadership?
– What does a disaster recovery plan look like?
Firmware Critical Criteria:
Co-operate on Firmware visions and modify and define the unique characteristics of interactive Firmware projects.
– IoT-based offerings are no longer one-off product hardware sales. Instead, manufacturers will embark on new relationships with customers that last for the entire lifecycle of the hardware product. Through over-the-air (OTA) communications, firmware updates and feature enhancements can be delivered to IoT products for as long as they are installed. Given this shift, how should we price our IoT offerings?
– How do you determine the key elements that affect Business Continuity Strategy workforce satisfaction? how are these elements determined for different workforce groups and segments?
– Has anyone made unauthorized changes or additions to your systems hardware, firmware, or software characteristics without your IT departments knowledge, instruction, or consent?
– Does the company have equipment dependent on remote upgrades to firmware or software, or have plans to implement such systems?
– How do senior leaders actions reflect a commitment to the organizations Business Continuity Strategy values?
High Availability Critical Criteria:
Chart High Availability projects and gather High Availability models .
– What are some of our practices for having application consistent snapshots across multiple persistent storage systems for disaster recovery and or high availability purposes?
– Should the deployment occur in high availability mode or should we configure in bypass mode?
– How can sdn be applied in the context of disaster recovery and high availability?
– Are our applications designed for high availability and disaster recovery?
– Have all basic functions of Business Continuity Strategy been defined?
– What about Business Continuity Strategy Analysis of results?
ISO 22301 Critical Criteria:
Do a round table on ISO 22301 issues and look at it backwards.
– What knowledge, skills and characteristics mark a good Business Continuity Strategy project manager?
Information Technology Critical Criteria:
Distinguish Information Technology tasks and mentor Information Technology customer orientation.
– Does your company have defined information technology risk performance metrics that are monitored and reported to management on a regular basis?
– If a survey was done with asking organizations; Is there a line between your information technology department and your information security department?
– How can you negotiate Business Continuity Strategy successfully with a stubborn boss, an irate client, or a deceitful coworker?
– Risk factors: what are the characteristics of Business Continuity Strategy that make it risky?
– How does new information technology come to be applied and diffused among firms?
– The difference between data/information and information technology (it)?
– When do you ask for help from Information Technology (IT)?
Information security Critical Criteria:
Map Information security quality and visualize why should people listen to you regarding Information security.
– Consider your own Business Continuity Strategy project. what types of organizational problems do you think might be causing or affecting your problem, based on the work done so far?
– Based on our information security Risk Management strategy, do we have official written information security and privacy policies, standards, or procedures?
– Are Human Resources subject to screening, and do they have terms and conditions of employment defining their information security responsibilities?
– Do suitable policies for the information security exist for all critical assets of the value added chain (degree of completeness)?
– Are information security roles and responsibilities coordinated and aligned with internal roles and external partners?
– Have standards for information security across all entities been established or codified into law?
– what is the difference between cyber security and information security?
– How do we maintain Business Continuity Strategys Integrity?
– What is the goal of information security?
Managed System Critical Criteria:
Understand Managed System strategies and probe using an integrated framework to make sure Managed System is getting what it needs.
– Will new equipment/products be required to facilitate Business Continuity Strategy delivery for example is new software needed?
– What is our Business Continuity Strategy Strategy?
Microcode Critical Criteria:
Study Microcode failures and observe effective Microcode.
– Who are the people involved in developing and implementing Business Continuity Strategy?
– Does Business Continuity Strategy analysis isolate the fundamental causes of problems?
Quality management Critical Criteria:
Think carefully about Quality management projects and mentor Quality management customer orientation.
– How do mission and objectives affect the Business Continuity Strategy processes of our organization?
– What tools and technologies are needed for a custom Business Continuity Strategy project?
– What is the future of Data Quality management?
– Quality management -are clients satisfied?
Resilience Critical Criteria:
Define Resilience goals and intervene in Resilience processes and leadership.
– What type and amount of resources does the system develop inherently and what does it attract from the close and distant environment to employ them consequently in the resilience process?
– How and how much do Resilience functions performed by a particular system impact own and others vulnerabilities?
– How and how much Resilience functions performed by a particular system impact own and others vulnerabilities?
– How will our organization address the key risk areas of security, resilience and data leakage?
– Have you identified your Business Continuity Strategy key performance indicators?
– What level of service resilience and backup is provided within the service?
– What level of service resilience and backup is provided within the service?
– What level of service resilience and backup is provided within services?
– What is the nature and character of our Resilience functions?
– How will you measure your Business Continuity Strategy effectiveness?
– Why focus on Cybersecurity & resilience?
Risk management Critical Criteria:
Investigate Risk management adoptions and budget the knowledge transfer for any interested in Risk management.
– Does the information infrastructure convert raw data into more meaningful, relevant information to create knowledgeable and wise decisions that assists personnel in carrying out their enterprise Risk Management and other responsibilities?
– Is it understood throughout the organization that negative behavior is penalized and positive behavior rewarded despite earnings and performance?
– How do you monitor your Cybersecurity posture on business IT systems and ICS systems and communicate status and needs to leadership?
– Have you broken down your risks into the COSO ERM categories: Strategic, Financial Reporting, Operating and Regulatory?
– Does the company have a log monitoring capability with analytics and alertingalso known as continuous monitoring?
– Is the organization updating critical Risk Management documents based on ongoing monitoring activities?
– Have standards for information security across all entities been established or codified into regulations?
– Is our organization doing any form of outreach or education on Cybersecurity Risk Management?
– Do we have sufficient internal security leadership to implement programs?
– Which risks are managed or monitored in the scope of the ITRM function?
– Is the Cybersecurity policy reviewed or audited?
– What risks will the organization not accept?
– What will we do if something does go wrong?
– Who will be responsible internally?
– What triggers a risk assessment?
– Who is at risk?
Service level agreement Critical Criteria:
Discourse Service level agreement quality and mentor Service level agreement customer orientation.
– What kinds of applications are expected or legally required to offer a sla Service Level Agreement?
– What is the impact of changing my suppliers and/or their SLAs on my capabilities to meet my SLAs?
– Do we monitor the Business Continuity Strategy decisions made and fine tune them as they evolve?
– What are standard financial penalties for violating downtime in a Service Level Agreement?
– Is your firm willing to commit to Service Level Agreements?
– What Support/applications are included in this SLA?
– What does off-site mean in your organization?
– How will incidents be documented or logged?
– What PMO services are included in this SLA?
– Who is accountable for service delivery?
– How to quantify the system security?
– What will it take to make it work?
– Do any copies need to be off-site?
– What services are NOT included?
– When will the SLA be reviewed?
– How many copies are required?
– What services are provided?
– What will the project do?
– What is it going to take?
– Who prepares the SLA?
Subnetwork Critical Criteria:
Discuss Subnetwork goals and plan concise Subnetwork education.
– When a Business Continuity Strategy manager recognizes a problem, what options are available?
– What are your most important goals for the strategic Business Continuity Strategy objectives?
– Do Business Continuity Strategy rules make a reasonable demand on a users capabilities?
Volume Group Critical Criteria:
Adapt Volume Group leadership and define what do we need to start doing with Volume Group.
– What management system can we use to leverage the Business Continuity Strategy experience, ideas, and concerns of the people closest to the work to be done?
– What are the business goals Business Continuity Strategy is aiming to achieve?
– Who needs to know about Business Continuity Strategy ?
Workload Management Critical Criteria:
Brainstorm over Workload Management failures and attract Workload Management skills.
– What are our needs in relation to Business Continuity Strategy skills, labor, equipment, and markets?
– Who sets the Business Continuity Strategy standards?
This quick readiness checklist is a selected resource to help you move forward. Learn more about how to achieve comprehensive insights with the Business Continuity Strategy Self Assessment:
Author: Gerard Blokdijk
CEO at The Art of Service | http://theartofservice.com
Gerard is the CEO at The Art of Service. He has been providing information technology insights, talks, tools and products to organizations in a wide range of industries for over 25 years. Gerard is a widely recognized and respected information expert. Gerard founded The Art of Service consulting business in 2000. Gerard has authored numerous published books to date.
To address the criteria in this checklist, these selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information:
Business continuity External links:
ISO 22301 Business Continuity Standard in Plain English
Business Continuity Plan | FEMA.gov
Login – Business Continuity Office
Change management External links:
jTask Inc – Change Management for your Organization
Change Management Consulting Firm | Clerestory Consulting
What is change management? – Definition from WhatIs.com
Contingency management External links:
Download and Read Contingency Management …
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[PPT]Contingency Management: Past, Present and Future
Data center automation External links:
Zefflin – Data Center Automation & Cloud Management …
Data Center Automation | Mumbai | Sunrise Consulting
Data Center Automation | pureIntegration
Data recovery External links:
Data Recovery Service – The Data Rescue Center
Data Recovery and Security, Virtualization | CHI Corporation
Data Recovery – Free Quote – 97% Success Rate – Low Cost
http://Ad · www.fields-data-recovery.com/Data_Recovery/Services
Disaster recovery External links:
National Disaster Recovery Framework | FEMA.gov
Enterprise & Private Cloud – Disaster Recovery – Backup
Cloud Migration and Disaster Recovery
Disaster recovery plan External links:
IT Disaster Recovery Plan | Ready.gov
Disaster Recovery Plan – gftitle.com
Firmware External links:
Audi Updates sat nav maps dvd sd card 2017 firmware activation
Software and Firmware Downloads | WD Support
Sharp TV Support | Manuals, Warranty, Spec Sheets & Firmware
High Availability External links:
LINETS – Servers, high availability and infrastructure support
FlashGrid | Database High Availability Simplified
Telecommunications High Availability Solutions I Stratus
ISO 22301 External links:
[PDF]ISO 22301 – Business Continuity Management
ISO 22301 Business Continuity Standard in Plain English
Page Title ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Training – asas …
Information Technology External links:
Umail | University Information Technology Services
OHIO: Office of Information Technology |About Email
Information security External links:
[PDF]TITLE: INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT …
Title & Settlement Information Security
Managed System External links:
Notification Email for Managed System (153633)
Managed System Extensibility – Microsoft Corporation
Microcode External links:
linux – What is Intel microcode? – Stack Overflow
June 2015 Intel CPU microcode update for Windows
Notes on Intel Microcode Updates – Inertia War
Quality management External links:
ASI DATAMYTE – The Global Leaders in Quality Management
Login – ASCWebQI – Quality Management Tools
Quality Management Training Solutions from BSI
Resilience External links:
Resilience Trumps Aces – Children’s Resilience Initiative
Global Resilience Institute (GRI) | Northeastern University
Devereux Center for Resilient Children | Promoting Resilience
Risk management External links:
Driver Risk Management Solutions | AlertDriving
Risk Management Job Titles | Enlighten Jobs
[PDF]Title Insurance: A Risk Management Tool
Service level agreement External links:
[PDF]Service Level Agreement (SLA) Educationand E & O
Support Service Level Agreement – Ingenious Med
[DOC]Service Level Agreement (SLA) Template
Subnetwork External links:
YouTube Subnetwork Program • Miquos Network
What is subnetwork? – Definition from WhatIs.com
Volume Group External links:
The Volume Group – Home | Facebook
The Volume Group – About | Facebook
Workload Management External links:
[PDF]Chapter 14: Workload Management
Adaptive Computing — Intelligent Workload Management …
[PDF]Caseload and Workload Management