While an organization cannot predict the next big disruption such as a fire, flood, cyberattack, or pandemic that may occur, building capacity to be able to continue to meet its operational goals is vital to its resilience and long-term viability. An effective Business Continuity Management Program (BCMP) can minimize business disruption and increase organizational resiliency.
• Create practical frameworks for creating and maintaining a BCMP. Establish a business continuity policy defining how the program should be implemented and maintained including strategies that ensure an organization can thrive through disruptive events.
• Develop a Business Impact Analysis that identifies the critical activities involved in implementing time-sensitive processes and requirements when responding to disruption. This is one of the most important aspects of a BCMP as functions consist of inter-related tasks and processes; interruption to one impacts others.
• Create effective Business Continuity Plans that ensure a business can continue to operate throughout a disruptive event. Strategize and implement continuity options based on risk impacts and recovery requirements.
• Develop Continuity of Operations Plans to address essential and zero-down-time processes and functions. Identify essential services of a business and the resources required to provide those functions during an emergency or disruption.
• Changes are inevitable and have the potential to invalidate the effectiveness of a well-designed BCMP. Develop program sustainment processes to ensure the BCMP is current, complete, continuously improved, and that those implementing the program are ready.
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The Business Continuity Certificate of Achievement is comprised of four micro-credentials:
• Designing and Implementing a BCMP (CDEM302);
• Risk Assessment and BIA (CDEM303);
• BCP Development and Strategies (CDEM304 and CDEM305);
• BCMP Sustainment (CDEM306)