Disruption

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1. A Disruption is an interruption of normal business operations or processes which can range from short term to longer term unavailability.

Related Terms: Crisis, Disaster, Event, Incident, Emergency

BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 1: Project Management CL 1B: Foundation (BC)



BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 1: Project Management CL 1C: Foundation (CM)



BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 1: Project Management CL 1CC: Foundation (CC)



BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 1: Project Management CL 1D: Foundation (DR)

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)

2. Event, whether anticipated (e.g. a labour strike or hurricane) or unanticipated (e.g. a blackout or earthquake), which causes an unplanned, negative deviation from the expected delivery of products or services according to the organization’s objectives.

(Source: AE/HSC/NCEMA 7000:2012)

3. Incident, whether anticipated (e.g. hurricane) or unanticipated (e.g. a blackout or earthquake) which disrupts the normal course of operations at an organization location

Notes: A disruption can be caused by either positive or negative factors that will disrupt normal operations.

(Source: ISO 22399:2007 – Societal Security - Guideline for Incident Preparedness and Operational Continuity Management) - clause 3.5

4. Event, whether anticipated (e.g. a labour strike or hurricane) or unanticipated (e.g. a blackout or earthquake), which causes an unplanned, negative deviation from the expected delivery of products or services according to the organization’s objectives.

(Source: British Standard BS25999-1:2006 Code of Practice for Business Continuity Management)

5. Interruption of normal business operations or processes which can range from short term to longer term unavailability. For example, a fire which destroys the main plant facility disrupts the production operations until an alternate facility is established.

(Source: Singapore Standard 540 - SS 540:2008)


6. An event which interrupts the ability of an organisation to deliver its outputs.

(Source: ENISA - the European Network and Information Security Agency. BCM & Resilience Glossary)