The theme for 2018 will be best practices for building or refreshing a business continuity plan. We’ll begin the year by focusing on the steps required to start a business continuity program. Each subsequent month, we’ll build on what we’ve learned and take the next logical step in moving the plan to implementation. To reinforce our learning, we will build a BC plan for a fictitious company. Each month, all meeting materials and the updates to the fictitious company BC plan will be uploaded to the GTBACP website so those who could not attend will be able to stay current on our progress.
Whether you’re just starting to build your plan or looking to learn best practices, there will be opportunities for everyone as we move through the various phases to build our knowledge base through collaboration and education.
Be sure to visit the Events page for an overview of all 2018 monthly meetings.
Location: Great Bay Distributors, Richard Bell Community Room, 2750 Eagle Avenue North, St Petersburg, FL 33716 (727) 584-8626
Date/Time: April 25, 2018 11:30 am - 01:00 pm
Topic: Who, What, When, Where, and How of a Business Impact Analysis
Synopsis: Bruce Wingert of Sykes Enterprises and Steve Elliot of Elliot Consulting will discuss the value of a BIA to your organization. What elements are included in the analysis? Who should be interviewed? How will senior management be able to use the data? As part of the discussion, they will provide a good understanding of the mechanics of collecting, evaluating, and presenting the data. We'll show some sample BIA questions, discuss the various metrics (RTO/RPO/MAD), and share thoughts on BCP software tools to collect and present the data. We will ask the meeting participants to share some examples of what works within their organizations. We will also be happy to field any BIA questions you may have specific to your organization. As part of our ongoing program in 2018 to build a business continuity plan, the materials presented will be posted on the website.
2018 GTBACP Rewards Program
1Q2018 winner: Time Smalczewski
For more information on the GTBACP rewards program, please click here.