Creating Effective Continuity Working Groups:
Sun, 05/15/2005 - 8:00pm
Not unlike private sector business, when government agencies are presented with the challenge of building a continuity plan they follow a familiar strategy. The evaluation and selection of a software tool, establishing a methodology for gathering and analyzing data for a business impact analysis, and providing guidance for all departments and divisions across the country. Consequently, similar to the private sector, getting each entity to view itself as part of the whole proves to be a formidable task.
This session will provide an overview of how the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Management Service (FMS), created working groups to foster a spirit of collaboration for designing, developing, and maintaining Business Continuity Plans (BCP). This panel discussion session will focus on how FMS developed a core working group and established teams throughout a geographically dispersed organization to provide an infrastructure to support BCP.
The panel will describe how the FMS core BCP team:
- Developed and agreed upon common goals and objectives,
- Gained senior management sponsorship and commitment,
- Developed a tactical strategy for all departments and business units, and,
- Implemented the tactical strategy for realizing the goals and objectives.