How to Create a Business Continuity Plan
A BCP should be developed before a disaster occurs and should include input from all stakeholders. The goal is to protect assets and ensure that operations continue during and after a crisis. A BCP should:
- Identify all risks, including how the risks will affect operations
- Implement procedures and safeguards that will lessen the risks
- Test to ensure the process works well
- Review the process to make sure it is current
BCPs are an integral part of an organization’s risk management strategy. If your organization isn’t sure where to start, implementing a comprehensive business continuity and incident management platform such as Agility Planner or RecoveryPlanner can help alleviate the pain of getting started with a BCP.