Business Continuity Management (BCM)

Business Continuity Management

The business continuity management is a management method to ensure the business operations after crises or unexpected events.

Basically, a lifecycle model provides the basis to define which processes in the company must be kept operational and what related action is necessary. A part of the BCM is the emergency and crisis management to ensure the essential business processes thus to ensure the continuance of the business operations.
The basis for an ideally working BCM is a systematically operated business process management of a company because without working and documented business processes a resilient implementation of a BCM is impossible.

The experienced process specialists of the WMC company with their method competence and management experience are looking forward to assist you in BCM projects. Don’t hesitate to contact us!

 
BCM-Lifecycle

More information to the topics BIA and Emergency Planning you obtain here:

Business Impact Analysis

Within the BCM the dependencies between the processes and/or the company divisions are systematically captured and visualized with a business impact analysis (BIA).
The criticality of the consequences in case of process outages will become transparent and company vulnerabilities or critical working points can be identified. Together with the risk analysis the BIA provides the basis for the security strategy of a company.

For many years the WMC Consulting company has been consulting customers in this industrial sector and has some well-known references. Our staff members support the entire process analysis and the process indication (recovery schedules, replacement schedules, critical components of the infrastructure, etc.) as a basis for the business continuity management and the emergency planning.
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Emergency Planning and Disaster Recovery

The emergency planning is an important tool to prepare yourself for any potential crises, an emergency concept also assists to check and prepare adequate measures after a disaster has occurred.

A good planning and organization together with informed, well-trained staff members ensure in the company to apply the correct procedures in an emergency. Unfortunately, the practical experience made in companies shows that in emergency cases a good number of people do not pay enough attention to this requirement, available plans are not up-to-date and responsible staff members have already left the company without nomination of a successor.
An essential part of an effective emergency planning is a clear and up-to-date assignment of tasks and authorities.

Partial areas of an emergency concept are the

  • definition of the perimeter and the emergency planning targets
  • risk and vulnerability analysis
  • measures planning and risk reduction
  • strategy, organization and responsibilities in an emergency
  • emergency operations concept
  • detailed emergency plans
  • disaster recovery plan
  • 1. for normal operations
    2. for the disaster (incl. replacement sources und replacement schedules, internal and external alternatives of the IT, safeguarding of essential applications during restricted IT operations).
  • analysis of emergency events

Learn more about the QSEC BCM module:

BIA & BCM with QSEC