Top Business Continuity Management and Planning Questions

Top Business Continuity Management and Planning Questions
A Guide to Business Continuity Management – Top 15 Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Business continuity means contemplating all scenarios and solutions, regardless of the event’s cause and whether it was within our control.

In the current environment, in which businesses of all sizes and types are being tested in unprecedented ways by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, business continuity and resilience has become a critical discussion in boardrooms and C-suites across the world. The pandemic’s widespread impact has forced organisations to revisit business continuity planning (BCP) and how to embed BCP practises in day-to-day operations. As we consider the changing landscape brought on by the pandemic, it’s important to remember that other business risks continue to threaten business continuity. Natural and man-made disasters, as well as technology risks, abound. How can organisations stay prepared for these events? How can they develop a business continuity management (BCM) programme that responds to all crisis types and scenarios? Who is the right person in the organisation to own and manage the BCM programme? And, what are the critical elements of a business continuity policy?

In Protiviti’s Guide to Business Continuity Management: Top 15 Frequently Asked Questions (July 2020), we answer these critical questions along with many other pressing questions about BCM and related practises. Also included in this edition is a glossary of key BCM terms and definitions.

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COVID-19 and Pandemics

1. Considering the COVID-19 pandemic, what role should business continuity management (BCM) programmes play in pandemic planning and response?

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2. What are some key business continuity considerations or priorities when developing a pandemic response, and what lessons have we learned so far from COVID-19 that would inform future business continuity planning?

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3. How should your BCM programme provide support for returning to normalcy post-pandemic?

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The Basics of BCM

4. What is Business Continuity Management (BCM)?

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5. What is the value to an organisation in designing and deploying BCM programmes?

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6. BCM incorporates many different terms that appear to be very similar. What are the similarities and differences with some of the common terms?

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7. What is the difference between crisis management and crisis communications?

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Programme Development and Strategies

8. Is there a best practise approach to business continuity planning?

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9. What are the critical elements of a business continuity policy?

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10. What are some alternatives to performing an exhaustive BIA and risk assessment?

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Ownership and Governance

11. Who is the right person in the organisation to own the BCM programme?

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12. How do you structure an internal business continuity function or planning team?

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13. How do you convince executive management to fully support the organisation’s business continuity efforts?

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The Regulatory Environment

14. How should regulations and standards shape the development of a BCM programme?

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15. What is the connection between operational resilience and business continuity management?

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