First: Present a summary of your mitigation plans, so that it is clear you have an answer to each potential disaster.
Second: Present a progress report of your plan coverage, showing where you are still exposed, so that it is clear what needs to be solved.
Finally: Present a DRP Robustness summary, so that you can show how strong each of your contingency planning areas are.
Make a plan for each area of your business: Systems, Services, Staff, Suppliers, Sites. For each of these areas, you must make a series of disaster plans for the operational items in that area:
a) list the items you need to cover,
b) make a plan for each – how it will operate in an emergency,
c) allocate responsibilities to run that operation, and
d) test the disaster plan, with the people who are responsible.
You must have a dashboard to summarize your DRP, plus the detail behind the dashboard.
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- Disaster Recovery Plan Templates (DRP).
Firstly, use these Disaster Recovery Plan Templates (DRP) to help you build and communicate your disaster management plans, so that you have a clear plan.
Secondly, be prepared and carefully test your plan regularly to keep it current.
Finally, keep your staff and business processes at the ready. These templates help you achieve a DRP. You must test and update regularly to be sure it works!
- Developing a Plan for Action.
Many templates are all about style over substance: they just give you a nice looking template. Where does that get you?.. NOWHERE! Use these templates to create documents that have an impact and create actionable outcomes.
- BCP - Business Continuity Plan.
BCP stands for Business Continuity Plan. This is the document outlining a business’ process to ensure that it can function in the case of emergencies and unforeseen issues.
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