Improve Your Program Initiation and Management Tip #8

This series outlines ten tips that can be used to improve your program initiation and management.

Tip #8 Set realistic target dates and clear accountability for meeting them

Set realistic target dates based upon consultation with your key partners. Obtain their support for meeting these dates. Performance measurement is often missed by many business continuity programs as they overlook establishing critical success factors.

  • Demonstrate the value of your  program.
  • Indicate how you and your stakeholders will measure success.
  • Determine where you need to be in six months, one year, or even five years in order to achieve your overall goals.
  • Verify how often and in what manner you will report results to your program’s stakeholders.

Return tomorrow for our next tip…

(For more information on DRI’s professional practices please read Professional Practice One – Program Initiation and Management DRII Professional Practices  June 1, 2012 Version 1)

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