It is not uncommon for a business continuity planner to be asked to perform a business impact analysis (BIA). Indeed, the BIA constitutes the first step in developing a sound continuity planning program. Without knowing how your organization might be impacted by a disaster, it is impossible to know whether, in the development and administration of your program, you are allocating time, budget, and resources to the areas most critical to the business. In this session, the speaker will share the approach he has developed and used to conduct numerous BIAs. The presentation will consist of reviewing each section of a five-part BIA questionnaire, discussing the face-to-face interview, addressing how to perform the analysis of data gathered, and illustrating the form of the deliverables the BIA ultimately yields. The speaker will make his questionnaire and deliverable templates available to the audience, as takeaways, and share methods for establishing a deadline-oriented BIA completion schedule.
Conducting a Comprehensive Business Impact Analysis
Sun, 04/11/2010 - 8:00pm