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The Other ‘D’ (Not Documentation)

Written by  ROB GIFFIN, CBCP, CISA December 4, 2012

It is really easy to lose sight of the big picture. We spend so much time participating in meetings, writing emails, building relationships, and developing/improving/tracking documentation that sometimes we need to take a step back and think about our real purpose in the organizations where we work.How do you judge the success of your preparedness effort? If you judge the success of your business continuity program by the number of plans updated or BIAs documented, you might need to think twice.In many ways, it’s too easy to focus on documentation, meaning developing, reviewing, perfecting, and tracking the many documents produced by a business continuity program. I, too, can easily fall into the same trap. As a consultant, it’s easy to become laser-focused on deliverables and lose sight of the ultimate goal. But, in the end, we are all working to prepare the organization for an unexpected disruption. Don’t get me


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