Business Continuity Management is a management process that identifies potential impacts that threaten an organisation and provides a framework for building resilience and the capability for an effective response which safeguards the interests of its key stake holders, reputation, brand and value creating activities.
Business Continuity Management (BCM) is defined above. This means BCM is therefore inclusive of disaster recovery, business recovery, crisis management, incident management, emergency management, product recall, contingency planning and just plain old ‘plan B’.
The video above gives you a short introduction to BCM and describes its growth from an obscure branch of the business into a fully fledged mainstream business practice. It will explain why it is so important and that it isn’t as difficult or as expensive as you might think.
Most importantly it will introduce you to some of the key concepts around building a resilient organisation and it will also introduce the idea of using the standard as a guide to best practice.
We have collated a selection of publications which give you a great overview of BCM and how it works.
If you are feeling really confident then you might even want to consider certification for your company to really make you stand out.