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An Introduction to Adaptive Business Continuity

Written by  MARK ARMOUR

If you have been in the business continuity profession for any length of time, then you are certainly familiar with the laundry list of standards that already exist. This includes BCI’s Good Practice Guidelines, ISO 22301, and NFPA 1600, to name a few. If you have familiarized yourself with the guidance of these standards, you probably also know they are all predicated on the same basic methodology. They all define the same sets of deliverables. Also, they all have the same means of measuring the effectiveness of an organization’s business continuity program: its conformity to these same standards. There is a new kid on the block that is challenging traditional perceptions of business continuity and shattering assumptions about how best to be effective in this discipline. This method is called adaptive business continuity (or merely “adaptive” from this point forward). Adaptive lays out an entirely new approach to the profession;