Starting a Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) Program

January 2, 2018 1:53 pm

This series is dedicated to providing direction for applying Project Management principles to starting a Business Continuity or Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) Program.  This is the first installment of a multi-part series.  In this installment we will focus on the Project Initiation phase.  Subsequent segments will be aimed at additional phases of starting a BC/DR Program, … Continue reading "Starting a Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery (BC/DR) Program"

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Monday Morning Quarterback Review of the 2011 Indianapolis Colts and Risk Management

January 2, 2018 1:46 pm

While a debate regarding who is the best quarterback in the National Football League would certainly include multiple viewpoints, there is little disagreement among those close to the sport about which team can best do without its top passer.  Over the last several years it has become generally accepted that the team least capable of … Continue reading "Monday Morning Quarterback Review of the 2011 Indianapolis Colts and Risk Management"

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Should Your Organization Use Business Continuity Software?

January 2, 2018 1:43 pm

The debate over the use of software for business continuity planning is typically focused on the perceived value of the system functionality. Software vendors champion their automation features while critics cite the licensing cost and the complexity of implementation and administration. Most organizations hinge their final determination on whether the system capabilities are viewed to … Continue reading "Should Your Organization Use Business Continuity Software?"

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The Barbarino Test for Actionable Plans

January 2, 2018 1:40 pm

Vinny Barbarino was a likeable character on a 1970s sitcom called Welcome Back Kotter. Welcome Back Kotter featured Gabe Kaplan as a Brooklyn school teacher charged with the education of some very unique students who had little interest in their studies. Barbarino, played by John Travolta, was the ringleader of the crew. He was famous … Continue reading "The Barbarino Test for Actionable Plans"

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Automatic

January 2, 2018 1:36 pm

When I was learning to drive, my Mom told me I had an advantage. It would be easier for me than it was for her because I could focus on learning to control the car. When she learned to drive, it was more difficult because in addition to learning to handle the car, she also … Continue reading "Automatic"

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Can We Talk Here

January 2, 2018 1:33 pm

The more I work with different organizations around the world, the more I realize that we can’t talk here. “Here” meaning the industry of business continuity. Joan Rivers’ catch phrase was effective for decades at eliciting laughter. Our dysfunction as it regards the still challenging effort to adopt a formalized language for our industry is … Continue reading "Can We Talk Here"

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