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Everything you want to know about Business Continuity by Tony Drewitt

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CHAPTER 5: THE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMAPPROACH VERSUS A SIMPLE BC PLAN

Many organisations have had a go at developing a BCP and many of those have succeeded. Some of these plans have even been tested by way of an exercise, but a probable majority have simply been a plan that works in the mind of its author(s) and have resulted in a ‘box being ticked’; the management can move on to the next, and usually more pressing, matter.

I recall starting a consultancy assignment for a large publicsector organisation some years ago. During the initial discovery meetings I was told, with some pride, that the pandemic plans had been completed. My request to see one of these plans was met with some disdain: why did I need to see it? Couldn’t I just accept that it ...

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