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Build a Roadmap to Success

Written by  MICHAEL HERRERA

As the saying goes, “It doesn’t matter what road you take if you don’t know where you are going.” For many business continuity management (BCM) programs, not knowing the destination is the norm rather than the exception. The BCM staff at many organizations go about their day-to-day business with no roadmap of strategic and tactical steps they need to take to heighten the sophistication and capability of their BCM program over time. The lack of a roadmap leaves teams and stakeholders with no direction, prioritization, targets, common understanding, or shared ownership of the plan for the program. The message sent by this approach is take whatever road you want; we may or may not get to our goal; it does not matter one way or the other. Why a Roadmap Is Essential to Success? There are many reasons why having a roadmap is critical to the success of a BCM program. Here