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You Built What? And it Goes Live Tomorrow?

Written by  Chris Rohrs, CBCP Thursday, 22 November 2007 01:11

In a perfect world, the business continuity planners would be aware of and involved in all projects. When results of these projects go live, recovery or continuity plans would be updated to support the new project, as well as support the existing functions and processes. Exercises or walk-throughs would be held to show that the plans will recover the results of the project, and the emergency response people would be fully able to support the results of the projects. But we don’t live in a perfect world. For the purposes of this article, a project is defined as a planned set of activities that changes an organization’s business functions or the processes that support those functions. A project could involve introducing a new line of business, an organizational change, an expansion into a new geographic area, updates or changes to the infrastructure, taking on a major new customer, changing business functions’ RTOs, taking