Business Continuity Test Scenarios at the Speed of Light?

The more business continuity test scenarios you can run in your IT systems, the closer you can get to a bullet-proof organisation. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you’ll necessarily achieve such a Holy Grail; it might just mean you’ll be a little less further away than when you started. And then there’s all that […]

Business continuity test scenarios – what do you know?

Seriously, what do you know about business continuity? Or rather, what does your organisation as a whole know about it? Among the different business continuity test scenarios possible, testing how aware people are and how much their reflexes and behaviour are in tune with BCP occupies an important place. After all, business continuity applies to […]

Business Continuity Test Scenarios and Predicting What to Test

You can’t test absolutely everything; it’s fact that rapidly becomes obvious when you start to put together business continuity test scenarios. Common sense dictates that as a priority you should test the scenarios that have higher risk and that do more damage, all part of the risk and business impact analysis that goes into BC […]

Fail Early – a Mantra for Business Continuity Test Scenarios

In what used to be a business climate orientated firmly towards success, the notion of constructive failure has changed attitudes, hopefully opening up new possibilities for progress by liberating organisations from the notion that all failure was bad. There’s a message for business continuity test scenarios as well – it’s the “fail early, fail cheaply” […]

Business Continuity Test Scenarios – the Game!

There’s nothing like making something fun to get people involved and interested, and the same applies to business continuity test scenarios. What makes them fun depends. For some, it’s the intellectual challenge of figuring out the right way to test scenarios to cover the right proportion of all the possible outcomes. For others, it’s a […]

Business continuity test scenarios – do you have to “pull the plug”?

Business continuity test scenarios are an integral part of good Business Continuity planning, on two conditions: they test for the right things; and that they are realistic in how they test. It’s important to keep the end goal in mind. A simple definition of business continuity can be helpful here, such as the one from […]