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...
Throughout the business continuity industry, practitioners are constantly looking for ways to...
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.
This webinar will help you understand and, therefore, better communicate with high-level executives about implementing CPM as part of a World-Class BC program.
It’s a beautiful thing when your management understands immediately where your continuity risks are and what needs to be done about them. Getting to that point requires a little science and a lot of art. Metrics and reporting are the communication instruments of a sound BCP program. Often regarded as a simple technical exercise in gathering data, they can make or break your program’s effectiveness in leading the firm to sound continuity capabilities.
Companies are putting ever-more emphasis on return-based decision making. Learn three basic ways to maximize your company’s ROI on its BC program.
MUST ... DEMONSTRATE ... RETURN ... ON ...INVESTMENT. Until we can develop some realistic, replicable, and recognizable quantification of our value (The “3 R’s” of value), we will always be seen as a cost center. That should be the main industry focus for the next three years. Let’s use terrorism as an example.
Failure to activate BC teams and strategies could result in a serious loss of confidence and may be a serious source of embarrassment if executives attempt to fill a perceived void.
In this issue: There's been lots of talk about "elevator pitches" lately. Do you have one? Do you have more than one? What do you say and for how long? When do you use them? Who do you approach and how? How do you not make it seem like a cheesy bar pickup? Does this approach work for you? What have you gotten out of it? And have you ever really given an elevator pitch in an elevator?
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