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?
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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 194 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:
Study Business Continuity Strategy failures and frame using storytelling to create more compelling Business Continuity Strategy projects.
– In a project to restructure Business Continuity Strategy outcomes, which stakeholders would you involve?
– How will we insure seamless interoperability of Business Continuity Strategy moving forward?
– Is there any existing Business Continuity Strategy governance structure?
Business continuity Critical Criteria:
Think carefully about Business continuity planning and budget the knowledge transfer for any interested in Business continuity.
– What are your results for key measures or indicators of the accomplishment of your Business Continuity Strategy strategy and action plans, including building and strengthening core competencies?
– 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?
– 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 our business continuity andor disaster recovery plan (bcp/drp) address the timely recovery of our it functions in the event of a disaster?
– 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?
– Who is the main stakeholder, with ultimate responsibility for driving Business Continuity Strategy forward?
– How does our business continuity plan differ from a disaster recovery plan?
– Is the crisis management team comprised of members from Human Resources?
– Is there a business continuity/disaster recovery plan in place?
– Has business continuity been considered for this eventuality?
– Do you have any DR/business continuity plans in place?
– Do you have a tested IT disaster recovery plan?
– What do we really want from Service Management?
– What threat is Business Continuity Strategy addressing?
Business continuity planning Critical Criteria:
Huddle over Business continuity planning visions and correct Business continuity planning management by competencies.
– Do we monitor the Business Continuity Strategy decisions made and fine tune them as they evolve?
– What is the role of digital document management in business continuity planning management?
– What is business continuity planning and why is it important?
– How can skill-level changes improve Business Continuity Strategy?
Change management Critical Criteria:
Deduce Change management adoptions and interpret which customers can’t participate in Change management because they lack skills.
– Troubleshooting – are problems related to what is actually changing (the change), to the management of tasks and resources to make the change happen (project management) or to issues relating to employee engagement, buy-in and resistance (Change Management)?
– 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 are the key elements of your Business Continuity Strategy performance improvement system, including your evaluation, organizational learning, and innovation processes?
– How should projects be phased to allow adequate time for Change Management and organizational acceptance of the selected technologies?
– What has been your most Challenging change management experience?
– What change management practices does your organization employ?
– Are Organizational Change managements best practices (eg Kotter) applied?
– What are the long-term Business Continuity Strategy goals?
– Why do we need Change Management?
– When to start Change Management?
– What is Change Management?
Contingency management Critical Criteria:
Coach on Contingency management tasks and overcome Contingency management skills and management ineffectiveness.
– How do you incorporate cycle time, productivity, cost control, and other efficiency and effectiveness factors into these Business Continuity Strategy processes?
– What will be the consequences to the business (financial, reputation etc) if Business Continuity Strategy does not go ahead or fails to deliver the objectives?
– What may be the consequences for the performance of an organization if all stakeholders are not consulted regarding Business Continuity Strategy?
Data center automation Critical Criteria:
Grasp Data center automation goals and gather practices for scaling Data center automation.
– How likely is the current Business Continuity Strategy plan to come in on schedule or on budget?
– Does the Business Continuity Strategy task fit the clients priorities?
– How can you measure Business Continuity Strategy in a systematic way?
Data recovery Critical Criteria:
Apply Data recovery results and ask what if.
– What potential environmental factors impact the Business Continuity Strategy effort?
– What is the most competent data recovery service in the us?
Digital continuity Critical Criteria:
Have a meeting on Digital continuity results and improve Digital continuity service perception.
– Risk factors: what are the characteristics of Business Continuity Strategy that make it risky?
– Do we all define Business Continuity Strategy in the same way?
Disaster recovery Critical Criteria:
Pay attention to Disaster recovery issues and report on developing an effective Disaster recovery strategy.
– 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?
– We should have adequate and well-tested disaster recovery and business resumption plans for all major systems and have remote facilities to limit the effect of disruptive events. Do we comply?
– Has Management the adequacy of recovery team coverage for the disaster recovery and business continuation plan and the frequency of such reviews?
– What types of infrastructure are necessary to support post-disaster re-development?
– How will businesses be impacted by a disaster (e.g., earthquake, tsunami, flood)?
– Is the priority of system restores documented in the disaster recovery plan?
– What are we doing related to disaster recovery planning & programs?
– Has business continuity thinking and planning become too formulaic?
– How would satellite internet change disaster recovery in haiti?
– What are the advantages disadvantages of saas drp solutions?
– Has the disaster recovery plan (dr) been created or updated?
– Does the business have a web site that is still active?
– Who should be called in case of Disaster Recovery?
– What types of businesses will be impacted?
– Is your business vital to the community?
– Can team members work off site?
– What is the scope of bc plans?
– Are all licenses up to date?
– What was selling?
Disaster recovery plan Critical Criteria:
Derive from Disaster recovery plan tactics and don’t overlook the obvious.
– The goal of a disaster recovery plan is to minimize the costs resulting from losses of, or damages to, the resources or capabilities of your IT facilities. The success of any database disaster recovery plan depends a great deal on being able to determine the risks associated with data loss. What is the impact to your business if the data is lost?
– The goal of a disaster recovery plan is to minimize the costs resulting from losses of, or damages to, the resources or capabilities of your IT facilities. The success of any disaster recovery plan depends a great deal on being able to determine the risks associated with data loss. What is the impact to our business if the data is lost?
– 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?
– 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?
– Do you have a written business continuity/disaster recovery plan that includes procedures to be followed in the event of a disruptive computer incident?
– 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?
– How do we determine if damages are enough to warrant activation of all or part of the disaster recovery plan?
– Are the disaster recovery plan (DRP) and the business contingency plan (BCP) tested annually?
– Do we plan a Disaster recovery plan test and a full interruption disaster recovery plan test?
– What are the fault tolerance, failover, and disaster recovery plans?
– What are the pros and cons of a cloud disaster recovery plan?
– Are damage assessment and disaster recovery plans in place?
– What does a disaster recovery plan look like?
Firmware Critical Criteria:
Experiment with Firmware leadership and point out Firmware tensions in leadership.
– 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?
– Record-keeping requirements flow from the records needed as inputs, outputs, controls and for transformation of a Business Continuity Strategy process. ask yourself: are the records needed as inputs to the Business Continuity Strategy process available?
– Has anyone made unauthorized changes or additions to your systems hardware, firmware, or software characteristics without your IT departments knowledge, instruction, or consent?
– What are the disruptive Business Continuity Strategy technologies that enable our organization to radically change our business processes?
– Does the company have equipment dependent on remote upgrades to firmware or software, or have plans to implement such systems?
– Is there a Business Continuity Strategy Communication plan covering who needs to get what information when?
High Availability Critical Criteria:
Think carefully about High Availability tasks and point out improvements in High Availability.
– What are some of our practices for having application consistent snapshots across multiple persistent storage systems for disaster recovery and or high availability purposes?
– What knowledge, skills and characteristics mark a good Business Continuity Strategy project manager?
– 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?
– Is the application designed for high availability and disaster recovery?
ISO 22301 Critical Criteria:
Model after ISO 22301 engagements and prioritize challenges of ISO 22301.
– what is the best design framework for Business Continuity Strategy organization now that, in a post industrial-age if the top-down, command and control model is no longer relevant?
– Who will provide the final approval of Business Continuity Strategy deliverables?
– How do we maintain Business Continuity Strategys Integrity?
Information Technology Critical Criteria:
Distinguish Information Technology governance and don’t overlook the obvious.
– Does your company have defined information technology risk performance metrics that are monitored and reported to management on a regular basis?
– Do the response plans address damage assessment, site restoration, payroll, Human Resources, information technology, and administrative support?
– If a survey was done with asking organizations; Is there a line between your information technology department and your information security department?
– Is the Business Continuity Strategy organization completing tasks effectively and efficiently?
– How does new information technology come to be applied and diffused among firms?
– Will Business Continuity Strategy deliverables need to be tested and, if so, by whom?
– The difference between data/information and information technology (it)?
– When do you ask for help from Information Technology (IT)?
– How can we improve Business Continuity Strategy?
Information security Critical Criteria:
Incorporate Information security outcomes and secure Information security creativity.
– Is the software and application development process based on an industry best practice and is information security included throughout the software development life cycle (sdlc) process?
– Does mgmt communicate to the organization on the importance of meeting the information security objectives, conforming to the information security policy and the need for continual improvement?
– Are information security policies and other relevant security information disseminated to all system users (including vendors, contractors, and business partners)?
– 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 (indication of completeness of policies, Ico )?
– Does this review include assessing opportunities for improvement, need for changes to the ISMS, review of information security policy & objectives?
– Is the documented Information Security Mgmt System (ISMS) established, implemented, operated, monitored, reviewed, maintained and improved?
– Do suitable policies for the information security exist for all critical assets of the value added chain (degree of completeness)?
– Are we requesting exemption from or modification to established information security policies or standards?
– Is there an up-to-date information security awareness and training program in place for all system users?
– Does your organization have a chief information security officer (CISO or equivalent title)?
– What best describes the authorization process in information security?
– : Return of Information Security Investment, Are you spending enough?
Managed System Critical Criteria:
Concentrate on Managed System failures and use obstacles to break out of ruts.
– How do we Improve Business Continuity Strategy service perception, and satisfaction?
– How is the value delivered by Business Continuity Strategy being measured?
– Is the scope of Business Continuity Strategy defined?
Microcode Critical Criteria:
X-ray Microcode issues and integrate design thinking in Microcode innovation.
Quality management Critical Criteria:
Chat re Quality management visions and summarize a clear Quality management focus.
– How can we incorporate support to ensure safe and effective use of Business Continuity Strategy into the services that we provide?
– How important is Business Continuity Strategy to the user organizations mission?
– What business benefits will Business Continuity Strategy goals deliver if achieved?
– What is the future of Data Quality management?
– Quality management -are clients satisfied?
Resilience Critical Criteria:
Jump start Resilience failures and adjust implementation of Resilience.
– 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?
– Which individuals, teams or departments will be involved in Business Continuity Strategy?
– 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?
– Why focus on Cybersecurity & resilience?
– How much does Business Continuity Strategy help?
Risk management Critical Criteria:
Drive Risk management failures and give examples utilizing a core of simple Risk management skills.
– Has management conducted a comprehensive evaluation of the entirety of enterprise Risk Management at least once every three years or sooner if a major strategy or management change occurs, a program is added or deleted, changes in economic or political conditions exist, or changes in operations or methods of processing information have occurred?
– If a specific risk management person or group is charged with your overall program, what are the competencies required to ensure adequate background in this or these roles?
– How do you balance the total comprehensive view of security Risk Management that incorporates safety as well as privacy in that?
– Will our actions, process, program or procedure prevent access to necessary records or result in changes to data in them?
– The intent of risk tracking is to ensure successful risk mitigation. Does it answer the question how are things going?
– Do you have a process for looking at consequences of cyber incidents that informs your risk management process?
– Does our organization have a Cybersecurity Risk Management process that is functioning and repeatable?
– Is there disagreement or conflict about a decision/choice or course of action to be taken?
– How do we measure the effectiveness of our Cybersecurity program?
– How important is the system to the user organizations mission?
– What high-level systems methods do we use in risk management?
– To what extent are you involved in ITRM at your company?
– How do you assess threats to your system and assets?
– Can risk management overcome cognitive biases?
– How do we maintain a risk management culture?
– Are we working on the right risks?
– What risks do we face?
Service level agreement Critical Criteria:
Powwow over Service level agreement quality and attract Service level agreement skills.
– Determine if the data center has Service Level Agreements with the clients it serves. if so, do they measure themselves for compliance with the agreement?
– What are standard financial penalties for violating downtime in a Service Level Agreement?
– What level of service or quality of service should the customer expect?
– Do contracts contain adequate and measurable Service Level Agreements?
– What are the current Service Level Agreements for break/fix?
– What are the physical location requirements for each copy?
– Are there Data Dependencies or Consistency Groups?
– What does off-site mean in your organization?
– What PMO services are included in this SLA?
– How will incidents be documented or logged?
– What is the retention period of the data?
– What is the problem escalation process?
– Do any copies need to be off-site?
– What will it take to make it work?
– When will the SLA be reviewed?
– What is it going to take?
– How do I write an SLA?
– What is Out of Scope?
– Who prepares the SLA?
– Where is the data?
Subnetwork Critical Criteria:
Tête-à-tête about Subnetwork goals and cater for concise Subnetwork education.
– Is maximizing Business Continuity Strategy protection the same as minimizing Business Continuity Strategy loss?
– Does Business Continuity Strategy appropriately measure and monitor risk?
Volume Group Critical Criteria:
Be responsible for Volume Group goals and interpret which customers can’t participate in Volume Group because they lack skills.
– Does Business Continuity Strategy include applications and information with regulatory compliance significance (or other contractual conditions that must be formally complied with) in a new or unique manner for which no approved security requirements, templates or design models exist?
– How do we know that any Business Continuity Strategy analysis is complete and comprehensive?
Workload Management Critical Criteria:
Interpolate Workload Management goals and look at the big picture.
– What sources do you use to gather information for a Business Continuity Strategy study?
– How can the value of Business Continuity Strategy be defined?
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 Strategy External links:
Business Continuity Strategy Development – YouTube
Establishing Your Business Continuity Strategy – …
Disaster Recovery Plan | Business Continuity Strategy
Business continuity External links:
[PDF]Job Description Job Title: Business Continuity …
What is business continuity? | The BCI
Business continuity planning External links:
Read this Business Essay and over 88,000 other research documents. Business Continuity Planning and Emergency Management. Business Continuity Planning and …
Business Continuity Planning – quantivate.com
http://Ad · quantivate.com/business/continuity
Change management External links:
DCCA Change Management
Change management experts -Change Management …
Change Management Consulting Firm | Clerestory Consulting
Contingency management External links:
Contingency Management – Home | UConn Health
[PDF]Contingency Management of System 463L Pallets and …
What Is Contingency Management in a Business? | Chron.com
Data center automation External links:
Data Center Automation – Google+
Data Center Automation – Cisco
IT Automation Solutions – Data Center Automation | NetApp
Data recovery External links:
Data Recovery is a reliable and practical single-function application for recovering deleted files on your system.Data Recovery requires no installation and
Phone Transfer, Data Manager, Data Recovery & Eraser
Android Data Recovery: Recover Contacts, SMS and …
Disaster recovery External links:
Disaster Recovery Assistance | United States Department …
Enterprise & Private Cloud – Disaster Recovery – Backup
SCDRO – South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office
Disaster recovery plan External links:
Disaster Recovery Plan – gftitle.com
Firmware External links:
Software and Firmware Downloads | WD Support
How to Upgrade the Firmware on a Vizio Television | Chron.com
Firmware | Pioneer Electronics USA
High Availability External links:
Planning for High Availability with Configuration Manager
High Availability Replication Software | EVault & DoubleTake
ISO 22301 External links:
ISO 22301 Business Continuity Standard in Plain English
[PDF]ISO 22301 – Business Continuity Management
[PDF]ISO 22301 2012 Translated into Plain English – …
Information Technology External links:
Umail | University Information Technology Services
OHIO: Office of Information Technology |About Email
Rebelmail | UNLV Office of Information Technology (OIT)
Information security External links:
Managed Security Services | Information Security Solutions
Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 – NIST
[PDF]TITLE: INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT …
Managed System External links:
MANAGED SYSTEM EXTENSIBILITY – Microsoft …
Managed System Extensibility – Microsoft Corporation
Notification Email for Managed System (153633)
Microcode External links:
June 2015 Intel CPU microcode update for Windows
linux – What is Intel microcode? – Stack Overflow
drivers – Intel Microcode Necessary? – Ask Ubuntu
Quality management External links:
Quality Management Training Solutions from BSI
abaqis® | Quality Management System
Resilience External links:
Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience – FEMA
Risk management External links:
Driver Risk Management Solutions | AlertDriving
Global Leader in Risk Management Solutions | Pinkerton
The State Office of Risk Management
Service level agreement External links:
FMS Service Level Agreement Metric Reporting | …
[PDF]Service Level Agreement (SLA) – XO Communications
https://www.xo.com/sites/default/files/inline-files/DIA SLA Web.pdf
What is a Service Level Agreement? | Palo Alto Networks
Subnetwork External links:
What is Subnetwork (Subnet)? – Definition from Techopedia
What is subnet (subnetwork)? – Definition from WhatIs.com
What is subnetwork? – Definition from WhatIs.com
Volume Group External links:
Moving a JFS/JFS2 File System to a New Volume Group – IBM
Removing physical volumes from a volume group – TLDP
Workload Management External links:
Adaptive Computing — Intelligent Workload Management …
Workload Management – Back Office Optimization | Genesys
[PDF]Caseload and Workload Management – Child Welfare