Improve Your Program Initiation and Management Tip #10

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

Tip  # 10 Ensure your planning team has the necessary technical expertise

The business continuity program manager should obtain comprehensive business  continuity management training. They should have the skills needed to share their expertise with the team members. Project management experience or training can be a very useful but is not absolutely necessary. Designated members of the planning team should have the technical expertise needed to represent their business unit.

What differentiates the amateur from the business continuity planning professional? The professional has a clearly formed plan to create and manage the business continuity program. The amateur does not. Effective use of these ten tips will improve your program initiation  and management and help you to avoid many structural issues, costly delays and  obstacles and further demonstrate your dedication to professionalism.

(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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