While attending the recent Disaster Recovery Journal’s conference in San Diego, I spent some time with attendees (friends) from a former consulting client of mine. They told me they were preparing for their upcoming exercise of the members of what I call "The Crisis Management Team" (CMT). My friends had decided on the scenario they would be using during the exercise. They were brainstorming on issues they would add to enhance the basic scenario. We talked about the importance of the scenario, as it related to the successful completion of an exercise.