Plan Testing

How can you be sure your business continuity plans deal effectively with a wide range of potential disruptions or disasters? How can you be certain all the elements of your complex enterprise will recover using these plans or that they will stand up to an audit by the regulator ?.

A comprehensive, multi-dimensional and on going BCP DRP testing program is the only way to achieve the level of confidence you and your senior executives expect.

Business Continuity International testing experts can design, manage and help execute a testing program for your organization with consultants available to:

  • Assess your test experience and BCP / DRP objectives
  • Recommend the type of tests that validate your enterprise’s recovery objectives
  • Design a long range testing program with clear, usable management metrics
  • Prepare meaningful test scenarios, learning objectives, and success criteria
  • Manage the staging and execution of scheduled tests
  • Recommend training and awareness curricula for test participants
  • Review/Analyze the integration of plan maintenance and testing
  • Develop training programs for future BCP test managers.
  • Use command center tools to capture auditable, team actions, communication details, improvements and lessons learned during the test
  • Develop pre and post test action plans to fill the gaps, prioritize organizational issues and plan improvements to your business continuity program.

Business Continuity Plans can be progressively tested to confirm that maximum benefit is derived. The Methodology consists of the following phases:

A Recovery Test Status Report will be produced at the end of each phase of the test with recommendations for improvement in the short, medium and long term provided with an ongoing maintenance program.