“Planning is an unnatural process; it is much more fun to do something. And the nicest thing about not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise, rather than being preceded by a period of worry and depression”
Sir John Harvey-Jones
Organisations embarking on a business continuity project for the first time are often unclear as to the activities it should involve. Where this is the case, it is beneficial to conduct a scoping exercise, to determine the full extent of the work that needs to be carried out, the relative priorities of the various activities and the likely timescales.
Whether you’re embarking on a business continuity project for the first time, looking to align or certify your programme to the ISO22301 standard, or just need some expert advice and guidance to point you in the right direction, a scoping exercise will help ensure your programme is appropriate to the needs of your organisation, and will help get the project off to the right start.
A business continuity project can seem a bit daunting if you’ve never done it before. But here’s a question : how do you eat an elephant? Answer : one piece at a time.
The trick is in knowing how to carve up your elephant into manageable pieces and how and when to tuck into each piece.
If you need some help with your ‘menu planning’, give us a call on +44 (0)1386 834455 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll help you get your project moving in the right direction.
I have had the pleasure of working with Andy from Acumen for over 20 years and I can vouch for his total professionalism and vast BC knowledge. He is my sounding board on all aspects of BCM and has always been my first checkpoint in ensuring that my BC process is both sound and robust.