The BCP senior management committee is responsible for the oversight, initiation, planning, approval, testing and audit of the BCP.
It also implements the BCP, coordinates activities, approves the BIA survey, oversees the creation of continuity plans and reviews the results of quality assurance activities.
Even though buildings were destroyed and blocks of Manhattan were affected, businesses and institutions with good continuity plans survived.
The lessons learned include: Continuous Service Delivery Assurance (CSDA) is a commitment to continuous delivery of critical services that avoids immediate severe disruption to an organization.
If a business function or process is inoperable, how long would it take before additional expenses would start to add up?
How long could the function be unavailable before extra personnel would have to be hired?This publication provides a summary and general guidelines for business continuity planning (BCP).While governments, not-for-profit institutions, and non-governmental organizations also deliver critical services, private organizations must continuously deliver products and services to satisfy shareholders and to survive.Business Continuity Planning is a proactive planning process that ensures critical services or products are delivered during a disruption.A Business Continuity Plan includes: Having a BCP enhances an organization's image with employees, shareholders and customers by demonstrating a proactive attitude.The impact of a disruption to a critical service or business product determines how long the organization could function without the service or product, and how long clients would accept its unavailability.It will be necessary to determine the time period that a service or product could be unavailable before severe impact is felt.This step determines what goods or services it must be delivered.Information can be obtained from the mission statement of the organization, and legal requirements for delivering specific services and products.To determine the loss of revenue, it is necessary to determine which processes and functions that support service or product delivery are involved with the creation of revenue.If these processes and functions are not performed, is revenue lost? If services or goods cannot be provided, would the organization lose revenue?