Business Continuity Blog

With significant experience in business continuity management consulting, John Robinson shares his insight.

Geopolitical Continuity Planning in Manufacturing Industries

Posted by John Robinson on Feb 07, 2017

"I was recently tasked with writing a business continuity plan for a manufacturing organisation with critical production facilities close to a conflict zone.  This prompted me to write a paper about geopolitical resilience.  The organisation’s executive was positioning it for investment and wanted to be seen to be managing that aspect of risk.  They recognised the situation, the way investors might regard it and the potential need to resume in a planned, acceptable way if disruption occurred.  The focus was strongly on geopolitical risks whilst still planning for conventional natural perils. "

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Tags: Business Continuity Management, Risk, Resilience, manufacturing

How to Perform a Timeframe Analysis

Posted by John Robinson on Nov 23, 2015

In our recent review of the ISO 22317 Business Impact Analysis guidelines, I suggested that to perform an effective BIA, business continuity managers would need to give senior management context for creating timeframes and priorities. With that in mind, I thought it might be useful to share a basic, step-by-step guide to performing a timeframe analysis.

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Tags: Business Continuity Management, Risk, Business Impact Analysis

Business Impact Analysis vs Risk Assessment

Posted by John Robinson on Nov 17, 2015

For any ISO-compliant organisation that seeks to protect itself against threats and hazards, both Business Impact Analysis (BIA) and Risk Assessment are imperative to business continuity management.

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Tags: Risk, Business Impact Analysis, Small Business