Testing and More Testing

Creating a Business Continuity Plan for when business interruption occurs is essential for any organization. However, a key factor in the success of any plan requires for routine testing of it.

The worst thing an organization can do is to create a plan and then “put it on the shelf” and never look at it again. Testing is needed to mitigate the risk on whether the plan is effective.

Consider the following:

  • Ensure all involved with the implementation of the plan clearly understand their roles and responsibilities related to its execution
  • Perform a “mock” business interruption that allows for comprehensive testing of the plan
  • Ensure the Communication Plan is included with the testing
  • Review the plan at least once a year to validate that it is aligns with the needs of the organization

Aldridge Kerr can assist you in defining your testing needs. Contact Charlene Aldridge at 972.447.9787 or CharleneAldridge@aldridgekerr.com to discuss how we can assist you.

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