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Exploring the Peaks and Valleys of BC Management

Written by  Ann Pickren, MBCI June 23, 2014

You’d think that with the right intentions and a careful, attentive execution, your business continuity plan would be a success, wouldn’t you? Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Often the smartest professionals prepare what seems to be a perfect approach for their program, but for unforeseen reasons the outcome is less than ideal. What went wrong? As every business continuity professional knows, there are two types of implementations: those that meet expectations and those that fall short. Both scenarios have lessons to teach us, so let’s deconstruct four areas to see what peaks and valleys may be experienced in their implementation: Developing your program Gaining executive involvement Driving maturity models Applying methodology Developing Your Program When it’s time to start developing a business continuity (BC) program for an organization, many people make the mistake of focusing on their plans as the end result. However, starting with the plan may not be the best idea. Experience shows that

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