Business Continuity Management - Best Practices

Duration: 4 Days (9.00am - 5.00pm) | Code: JB-302

Course Objective

Having a BCM programme put in place will help the organisation avoid and fight the war against ever looming risks and threats. The question then is: will the BCM system actually do that - keep the organisation steadfast at all times and able to deal with all sorts of calamitous situations?

There were several system standards on BCM. Many had been withdrawn in favour of ISO 22301-2102 Societal Security - Business continuity management systems - requirements. The ISO standards contains 24 pages of generic requirements intended as bases by which one can design a customised BCM system. Doing so, one needs to decide which requirements are critical and the manner in which to implement them. This invariably leads to an academically compiled system that is not cohesive and effective enough to fight the war on risks and threats.

The course provides BCM project managers with understanding on the ISO 2102 requirements, interpreting them to meaningful depths. Additionally, the trainer provides participants with case studies, best practices and practical solutions that he has accumulated since 1993.

CEO/MD, BCM Project Manager and senior managers will benefit from this course.

Program Outline

1. Context of BCM

  • Understanding the principles of business continuity management
  • ISO 22301-2012: requirements of BCM System, critical, needed and dispensable
  • What typically happens when crisis strikes, showcase: "Snow Brand Milk Co, Japan"

2. Designing a BCM System

  • Scoping the project - coverage, key attributes and objectives
  • Structuring the BCM Organisations and teams - builders and operators of system
  • Components of BCM system - processes, standards, objectives, etc
  • Common system errors and impracticalities
  • Developing the BCM Policy Manual
  • Management Approval

3. Project Planning

  • Project Team and Resources
  • Project Milestone - implementation timetable

4. Project Implementation

  • Buy-in from Management & Senior Managers
  • Engaging a BCM Consultant, if necessary
  • Training and equipping
  • Leadership: keeping to project
  • Project management issues