Eat the Frog: Tackling the Tough  BCM Challenges You Habitually Put Off 

MHA Consulting

Almost every business continuity management program has gaps that are well-known to the BCM office but never addressed, usually because closing them would be hard.

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Put Your Program on the Map: A BCM Roadmap for 2022

BCM METRICS

Next year is a new chance for you to put your business continuity management (BCM) program on the map. In today’s blog, we share a BCM roadmap for 2022 you can follow to give your program direction and make your efforts more proactive.

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Get Out the Map: Why Your BCM Program Needs a Roadmap

BCM METRICS

Good BCM programs exist in a permanent posture of executing on a roadmap, their custom-crafted plan for the future that is focused on reducing risk and increasing compliance with standards. Missing: A Coherent Set of BCM Program Goals From my perspective as […].

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Reading the Road Ahead: A BCM Dashboard for 2022

BCM METRICS

Here’s a verbal dashboard to give you an idea of what might lie ahead for your organization and BCM in 2022. The post Reading the Road Ahead: A BCM Dashboard for 2022 appeared first on BCMMETRICS. The pedal is to the metal and we are about to leave 2021 in the dust.

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BCM Software Buyer’s Guide: Five Things to Know Before You Buy

BCM METRICS

This BCM software buyer’s guide provides five questions every company should know the answers to before it lays out big bucks for BCM software. The post BCM Software Buyer’s Guide: Five Things to Know Before You Buy appeared first on BCMMETRICS.

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Say Hello to VOI: The Best Way to Assess the Value of Your BCM Program

BCM METRICS

In this post, we’ll review BCM VOI and […]. The post Say Hello to VOI: The Best Way to Assess the Value of Your BCM Program appeared first on BCMMETRICS.

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Roll with the Changes: A New Generation Requires a New Approach to BCM 

BCM METRICS

Continue reading for more information on a new approach to BCM. The post Roll with the Changes: A New Generation Requires a New Approach to BCM appeared first on BCMMETRICS.

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The Best Policy: The Core Element of a Good BCM Program Is Honesty

MHA Consulting

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A Little Help: How to Select a BCM Consultant

BCM METRICS

Today’s post is a list of 12 steps to help you find the right BCM consulting firm for your engagement. The key challenge in hiring a BCM consultancy is not determining which firm is the best but which is the best fit. Finding a good business continuity management consultant can be hard.

Redux- EP01: Creating BCM Engagement | Scott Baldwin

The Failover Plan Podcast

It remains our number 1 downloaded episode because it contains SO many tips on creating BCM engagement, its worth a re-listen. We talk with Scott Baldwin , a BCM program leader who has started several programs in Silicon Valley (Netflix, Ebay, Charles Schwab, Symantec) in his career.

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Staying Current: Why You Need to Keep Your BCM Plans Up to Date

MHA Consulting

Many organizations bring great energy to the job of creating new business continuity plans, then they put them on a shelf and allow the passage of time to make them … The post Staying Current: Why You Need to Keep Your BCM Plans Up to Date appeared first on MHA Consulting.

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BCM and ERM: What’s the Difference?

Castellan

What is Business Continuity Management (BCM)? The post BCM and ERM: What’s the Difference? At a high level, it may seem natural to use the terms business continuity management and enterprise risk management interchangeably.

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Data Guardians: The BCM Pro’s Role in Helping Business Units Protect Their Data

BCM METRICS

The post Data Guardians: The BCM Pro’s Role in Helping Business Units Protect Their Data appeared first on BCMMETRICS. Every organization backs up its data, but not all do so in a manner that is validated or rationally tailored to their needs.

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Ep. 01- Creating BCM Engagement | Scott Baldwin

The Failover Plan Podcast

Episode Summary Shane Mathew talks with Scott Baldwin , a BCM program leader who has started several programs in Silicon Valley (Ebay, Charles Schwab, Symantec) in his career.

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How to Get Business Units to Take Ownership of Their BCM Programs

MHA Consulting

One challenge familiar to every business continuity management professional is dealing with the business units’ attitude that business continuity is the BCM office’s responsibility, not theirs.

Our Complex World Demands a “Team of Teams”

BCM METRICS

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The Intersection of BCM and ERM

Castellan

As Business Continuity Management (BCM) programs continue to evolve and mature, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) processes are just beginning to take hold. Can BCM jumpstart ERM? This article will explore the drivers for both BCM and ERM, as well as how the two intersect and complement one another. For the purposes of this article, BCM and ERM are defined in the following table. ERM is an umbrella process, whereas BCM represents a key element of the response framework.

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The Golden Key: Using KPIs Can Open the Door to Excellence 

BCM METRICS

Uncategorized BCM KPIs business continuity business continuity managementThere is a golden key that can be used by every organization to open the door to excellence for its business continuity management program.

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Ep. 04- Integrating Continuous Improvement into BCM Programs | John Hill

The Failover Plan Podcast

12:07min- How does a company’s BCM program get so bad? 31:37min- Approach to integrating continuous improvement into regular BCM work.

The BCM Pro’s Role in Managing Social Media During a Crisis

MHA Consulting

However, the BCM pro has a key part to play as … The post The BCM Pro’s Role in Managing Social Media During a Crisis appeared first on MHA Consulting. The business continuity management professional is unlikely to play a hands-on role in managing social media during a crisis.

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BCM Trends for 2020

Stratogrid Advisory

BCM Trends for 2020! The Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) recently released its 4th Annual BCM Trends and Predictions Report , which provides predictions for resilience trends in 2019/2020. BCM as a Service. Last Updated on May 31, 2020 by Alex Jankovic. Reading Time: 4 minutes.

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Redux- EP04: Integrating Continuous Improvement into BCM Programs | John Hill

The Failover Plan Podcast

Episode Summary: We're returning to one more old episode because of the HUGE interest it generated. On this week's show, Shane interviews John Hill, a seasoned consultant with over 20 years of experience in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity.

2021 BCM Career + Professional Development Report Released

Continuity Insights

BC Management has released its 2021 BCM Career + Professional Development Report which highlights tips for business continuity professionals to ensure their career resiliency. The first of its kind report was developed in conjunction with Continuity Insights and DRJ. The study details some very intriguing data trends, including everything from the hard and soft skills. Source. News Professional Development

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When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Resilient

BCM METRICS

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20th Annual BCM Compensation Study

Continuity Insights

BC Management has announced the launch of its 20h edition of the BCM Compensation Study. The study is being conducted in partnership with the Business Continuity Institute (BCI). This globally-recognized study assesses the premier compensation for Business Continuity and Resilience professionals analyzing their earning potential by years of experience, degree, years of management and leadership. Source. News Professional Development

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Survey: CIOs Know Their Risks – But Not Business Continuity

DRI Drive

News BCM CIOs cybersecurity risk management teleworkA recent survey of CIOs shows that nearly all of them are aware of the threats coming down the pike – but far fewer of them are using the resilience and mitigation tools that would help them survive.

2022 Global BCM Compensation Report Released

Continuity Insights

BC Management has announced the release of its 20th annual BCM Compensation Report. The study is globally recognized as the premier compensation assessment for Business Continuity/Resiliency professionals assessing compensation earning potential by years of experience, degree, years of management and leadership expertise, geography, certification and much more. In this 20th edition report, BC Management not. Source. News Professional Development

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The BCM Challenge: Executive Buy-In

eBRP

As a Business Continuity Management (BCM) solution provider, the first question I ask potential clients is: What are your major program challenges? BCM is at the bottom of the priorities list for business users (No stakeholder engagement).

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Infinite Blue Announces Partnership with UK-Based Best BCM

Continuity Insights

Infinite Blue, a leading provider of business continuity/disaster recovery planning and response management software, has named Best BCM, a specialist UK-based business continuity management services consultancy, as a Value-Added Reseller (VAR) and services partner. This partnership enables Best BCM to resell and implement Infinite Blue’s award-winning software BC in the Cloud®, along with its Mass.

From the President: Thank You for DRI2022!

DRI Drive

Conference News President Austin BCM business continuity Chloe Demrovsky DRI2022 DRI2023 Las Vegas resilience

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The Face of Danger: The 5 Most Common Business Continuity Threats

BCM METRICS

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BIA Blunders: 6 Common Mistakes Organizations Make When Conducting BIAs

BCM METRICS

Business Impact Analysis bcm program BIA mistakes business continuity business impact analysisThe Business Impact Analysis (BIA) is one of the fundamental building blocks of a sound business continuity management program.

Not another BCM Program audit?

Stratogrid Advisory

Not another BCM Program audit? Another Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program audit. BCM Program Audits. When to do an audit of your BCM Program. BCM as a Service. Last Updated on May 31, 2020 by Alex Jankovic. Reading Time: 4 minutes.

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Vote Now for the Lifetime Achievement and ?Product/Service Provider of the Year Awards!

DRI Drive

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NEW RESILIENCE RESOURCE: ?Continuity Professionals Pulse

DRI Drive

DRI Community News BCM business continuity Continuity Professionals Pulse newsletter resilience thought leadershipWHAT IS IT? Continuity Professionals Pulse is a weekly newsletter and website, produced by Aggregage in cooperation with DRI International.

Registration Now Open for the ?DRI Resilience Excellence Summit – May 2-4, 2022

DRI Drive

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BCM and ERM: What’s the Difference?

Continuity Insights

By Castellan Solutions: At a high level, it may seem natural to use the terms business continuity management and enterprise risk management interchangeably. Some people may even think they’re just terms representing the same thing. While there are some congruences between them, there are some unique distinctions that separate the two, and in many regards, Source. Enterprise Risk Management Professional Development

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Leadership During Covid-19: New Report on Trends and Outcomes from DRI International and Harvard National Preparedness Leadership Initiative

DRI Drive

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BCM Program Governance is a key for it’s success

Stratogrid Advisory

BCM Program Governance is a key for it's success. Unsurprisingly, governance also plays a key role in Business Continuity Management (BCM) , because effective BCM needs to be a part of the organization’s “way of life”. BCM Program requires a strong Governance model.

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What Can You Do when your BCM software Relationship Falls Apart

eBRP

You’ve invested countless hours and piles of capital (both monetary and political) populating your current BCM software. Or you may fear that ditching your BCM app will leave your organization vulnerable – leaving only copies of plans.

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