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Business Continuity Management: Choosing to Survive by Abdullah Al Hour

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CHAPTER 3: RUNNING THE BCM LIFE CYCLE

BCM implementations follow a logical sequence of activities by which information flow and analysis are conducted. These activities and implementations are grouped in phases or stages, where each phase or stage makes use of the others. The progressive, continuous sequence of these phases or stages is called the BCM life cycle.

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Figure 7: BCM life cycle

I find the term “life cycle” very descriptive and fit for the overall BCM purpose and concept. The first word “life” indicates progression, development, growth, and maturity.

The second word “cycle” indicates continuity, iteration, and persistence. Both provide ...

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