Category: Business Continuity Management

Making the BCM Business Case
Business Continuity Management

Is BCM a Sham?

BCM gets a bad rap Is BCM a sham? You likely had a similar experience. You are in a meeting with an executive or mid-level manager. After providing a kick-off presentation or results report, you get a question about why Business Continuity Management (BCM) is necessary to the company. Of course, this is when having

Pandemic Safety Protocols
Business Continuity Management

Is your Company Ready for the Next Pandemic?

Are we really prepared for another pandemic? Is your company ready for the next pandemic? COVID appears to be winding down into an endemic stage, and most businesses are relaxing their safety protocols. I discussed this in my What To Expect Next Year In 2022 blog. Yet, watchful public health and continuity teams continue to

Climate Risk Business Continuity Institute Interview
Business Continuity Management

The Role of Business Continuity Managers in Climate Risk

I was interviewed by the BCI in August 2022 Recently, the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) interviewed me about The Role of Business Continuity Managers in Climate Risk. They provided me with an opportunity to speak about the evolving role of Business Continuity (BC) professionals as it relates to environmental management and sustainability. The BCI’s Extreme

BCM and Resilience
Business Continuity Management

Is Resilience BCM Rebranded?

What’s in a name? Is Resilience BCM Rebranded? There’s a sentiment out there that Resilience is Business Continuity Management (BCM) with a name change. The Business Continuity Institue (BCI) partnered with Castellan and mentioned the issue in the recently published BCI Operational Resilience Report 2022. Regulation plays a role in aligning activity. However, market pressure,

Value of Business Continuity to Resilience
Business Continuity Management

The Value of Business Continuity

Business continuity and resilience Read on if you wonder how Business Continuity Management (BCM) contributes to a resilience program. The value of business continuity is how it supports sustained operational activity and rapid recovery from interruptions. Following my blog, you know I come from a continuity background. Specifically, my area of focus is on business

The Courage to be Disliked Review
Business Continuity Management

The Courage to be Disliked

Disaster Empire book review The Courage to Be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi & Fumitake Koga is an international bestseller that’s sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide. A phenomenon in its native Japan, reading this book could change your life. The book summaries Alfred Adler, a medical doctor, psychotherapist, and individual psychology school founder’s work. It

Resilience Agility
Business Continuity Management

Lessons Learned from the Road

Future BCM and Resilience techniques may change Many of us were road warriors before the pandemic, and I want to share my recent lessons learned from the road. Before COVID-19, I often traveled to conduct crisis exercises and business impact analyses. My work took me outside the country and across the nation. Meeting people on-site

Master Class on BCM Maturity Assessment
Business Continuity Management

Measuring the Maturity of your BCM program – Part II

Guest Contributor Article – Part II It’s my honor to share Part II of Kenton Friesen’s article on Measuring the maturity of your Business Continuity Management (BCM) Program. If you missed Part I, go back and check it out here. Kenton has over twenty years of experience in multiple industries. Throughout his career, he’s specialized

Continuity Maturity Assessment
Business Continuity Management

Measuring the Maturity of your Business Continuity Management (BCM) program

Guest Contributor Article – Part 1 I’m excited to share the following article from a guest contributor, my colleague, Kenton Friesen. Kenton is a continuity, emergency, and risk management professional with experience identifying, applying, and managing corporate resiliency strategies. He is experienced with leading or facilitating cross-functional teams to increase organizational resilience, including the development

Understanding continuity and crisis alignment
Business Continuity Management

How Crisis Management & Business Continuity Align

Business continuity management continium I get asked how crisis management & business continuity align. For this blog, I’m defining business continuity as business recovery. However, I recognize that business continuity management typically encompasses the emergency response and recovery lifecycle. I’ve worked mainly on the operations side, but much of what I am saying applies to

Disaster Empire
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