Metrics can be an important part of any business continuity program, but business continuity professionals are often unsure of how to use those metrics or even which to use to improve their program. At Continuity Insights New York 2014 on Oct. 7-8, Director of Business Continuity for ABC Howard Price will discuss using management metrics to incentivize resilience.
Lyndon Byrd, Technical Director of the Business Continuity Institute, discusses the importance...
Ken Simpson discusses the importance of the "cyber supply chain" in preparing for cyber threats...
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Howard Mannella of Alternative Resiliency Services Corp discusses the five key messages business continuity practitioners should communicate to executive management, including how business continuity and insurance are different and why having a business continuity program is important
Mike Kadar of MK Continuity & Availability LLC discusses his business continuity management risk index and how it can be used to gain support from executives and express business continuity related data in a concise and effective manner
Brian Zawada, Director of Consulting for Avalution, discusses how to effectively user management system concepts outlined in different business continuity standards to actively engage senior management in your enterprise's continuity program.
Throughout the business continuity industry, practitioners are constantly looking for ways to engage – and stay engaged with – senior management, with the objective of gaining and keeping their support. Practitioners should understand how executives think before trying to get their support.
Melissa Owings, Business Continuity Manager at Blue Cross Blue Shield, shares how she effectively communicates business continuity management information with executives. She discusses the importance of keeping reports concise and informative.
Successful engagement with senior leaders is a three-step approach, according to Judy Analco with ERM. Judy shares her thoughts in this week’s video installment, recorded at this year’s Continuity Insights Management Conference. Next week Bruce Blythe will review his “mental algorithm” for assessing and responding to critical events.
The next video in this series features Kathy Lee Patterson, Business Continuity Project Manager with Independence Blue Cross in Philadelphia. Her topic is "Engaging Senior Management Into Your Exercises." Take a quick look at this week's video!
Business Continuity Awareness Week began yesterday and runs until Friday, March 21. The annual event is organized by the Business Continuity Institute. This year's theme is 'Counting The Cost,' which according to the BCI is "a theme designed to demonstrate the potential cost of not having an effective business continuity management system."
First of all, you must understand your company’s vision and plan, and then identify any conflicts or gaps with your BCM program vision and plan. It’s important to understand that you will be speaking with people with less knowledge, background and interest in BCM and resiliency. It’s important to them too, they just may not know it yet!
New Risk Survey Finds Regulatory Change Tops List Of Risk Concerns For Companies Across Multiple IndustriesFebruary 11, 2014 10:38 am | News | Comments
Changes in the regulatory environment and heightened scrutiny by regulators rank at or near the top of risk concerns among corporate leaders regardless of industry, according to Executive Perspectives on Top Risks for 2014, a just-released survey report by global consulting firm Protiviti and the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Initiative at North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management.
At the first-annual Continuity Insights Chicago conference, David Lindstedt, PhD, PMP, CBCP, Director, Program Management: Office of Distance Education and eLearning at The Ohio State University, presented “Preparedness & Recoverability Metrics: Quantifying Confidence & Assessing Intuitions.” Continuity Insights spoke with Dr. Lindstedt in order to learn more about his topic.
In the leadup to the 11th Annual Continuity Insights Management Conference, Tracy Stourac, Business Continuity Manager at TransUnion, discusses BC scorecards, the importance of personal preparation and why President Kennedy would have made a good business continuity professional.
Mr. Battaglia will assume responsibility for the airline's JetForward Program, the largest single multi-year strategic initiative in Operations to improve core technology used in planning, running and recovering JetBlue's operation within System Operations.
While BC programs (BCPs) offer immense value to organizations they are not always leveraged to give the organization an edge over competitors. Andy Vanderhoff, President of Quantivate, discusses the ways you can publicize your BCP and use it to achieve cost savings, as well as the lean manufacturing conundrum: necessary redundancy versus lean principles.
In the leadup to Continuity Insights New York, Doug Weldon, President of the BCI USA Chapter, discusses executive support, the need to have a total understanding of the business and its processes, and Dwight D. Eisenhower’s deep understanding of planning and incident response.
Efforts to prepare to recover from physical or staffing losses will be focused on ensuring that: resources are available at time of incident, people are immediately aware of proper response and recovery procedures, and critical competencies have been internalized.
Kelly McDonough, President/CEO of First Alliance Credit Union, talks about how to scare your C-level executives into supporting your BCM program, how credit unions do more with less, the “end point” for business continuity, and why cloud will make businesses and families more resilient.
Continuity Insights / KPMG LLP Study: Integration Can Help Business Continuity Management Maturity; Cloud & Social Media Emerge As Key TechnologiesApril 10, 2012 2:18 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | News | Comments
The 2011-2012 Continuity Insights & KPMG LLP Global Business Continuity Management Program Benchmarking Study, which surveyed 685 executives from over 40 countries, revealed varied levels of business continuity management program maturity across organizations and identified opportunities for improvement through deeper integration with other disciplines.
A listing of Case Study educational sessions at the 2012 Continuity Insights Management Conference and links to download presentation slides.
E. Program Development, Methodology & Measurement Track — 2012 Continuity Insights Management ConferenceApril 4, 2012 12:09 pm | by Luke Simpson, Editor | Events
A listing of Program Development, Methodology & Measurement educational sessions at the 2012 Continuity Insights Management Conference and links to download presentation slides.
The Continuity Insights Management Conference is the premiere event for strategic business continuity discussion, offering unmatched opportunities to learn and network.
Change comes with resistance. If we are the top dog of our organization or team, we can force change by dictating it. If that isn’t your option or your style, then inspire change by addressing the emotional motivations to change. Logic alone just isn’t reason enough.
Presenting the case for business continuity management to a legal audience entails speaking their language and delivering the message in a manner that appeals to those in the legal profession.
Business Continuity Management (BCM) has changed rapidly in recent years. Today, many BCM programs are a byproduct of enterprise risk management programs or part of customer-driven service level agreements. But BCM is still looking for a place to call home in many organizations, with BCM ownership all over the map.
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