Critical Activity

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1. Critical Activity is activities which have to be performed in order deliver the most important outputs of the organisation.

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)

2. Any function or process that is essential for the organization to deliver its product and/or services.

(Source: ISO 22399:2007 – Societal Security - Guideline for Incident Preparedness and Operational Continuity Management) - clause 3.1

3. Those activities which have to be performed in order to deliver the key products and services which enable an organization to meet its most important and time-sensitive objective.

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