Improve Your Business Impact Analysis tip 7 – Manual Processes

A successful Business Impact Analysis (BIA) will harness knowledge from throughout the organization to compile accurate comprehensive data needed create practical business continuity plans. These tips will help the business continuity management professional focus their efforts on collecting valid data from credible sources.

Tip #7  Question staff on manual aspects of operations 

Every organization applies mechanized systems for a wide variety of tasks. Following an interruption, it may be advantageous to use a manual method for a short period of time. Manual methods can be effective as a stop-gap measures while waiting for a formal recovery strategy to come on-line. Ask BIA participants what could be done with a pad, pen and a telephone. Discuss other manual procedures.

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(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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