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1 Program, 6 Plans: The Half Dozen Plans Every BCM Program Should Have

A quality business continuity management (BCM) program is made up of six separate plans covering everything from emergency response to IT disaster recovery. In today’s post, we’ll explain what the six plans are and share some tips to help your organization devise them.

Somebody once said that, “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” A less known variation of the quote (much less known) is, “A goal with six plans is a BCM program.”

These six plans are the ones you need to be able to respond, recover, and return to normal operations after a business disruption. What are the six? The answer is coming up.

Before we begin, our title says every BCM program should have these plans. There are a couple exceptions as I’ll go into below.

Here are the six plans, in order of importance: