Part 2: Recovery Strategies v2

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Part 2: Recovery Strategies

Part 2: Recovery Strategies

Business Function (Col 2)

  • Name of business function. Refer to the BIA questionaire for the original Business functions to be used in the Recovery Strategy section.
  • State a name or identifier (of up to 3 words).
  • Note (1): Usually, the number of business functions should average around 5 functions and should not be expected to exceed 15. “Nice to have”/”convenient business functions” should be omitted during the final submission in the Business Continuity Strategy phase. Minor business functions that could be accurately grouped into a single bigger function are strongly encouraged.

Function Code (Col 3)

  • The acronym for each business function and its serial number. Refer to the BIA questionaire for the original function codes to be used in the Recovery Strategy section.
  • This function number is used as a shorter form of unique identification of each business function within the entire BIA exercise and also as a cross-reference to the rest of the document.
  • For example, “HR” is the acronym for Human Resource Department and say, the function is "Payroll". The function number “HR-01” is CBF Number 01 (first of the series of business function) for HR Department.

Recovery Time Objective (RTO) (Col 4)

Recovery Strategy (Col 5)

Recovery Strategy refers to a strategy implemented following a disaster. Several of the strategies BCM Coordinators can choose include:

  • Resume Work Process
  • Provide Degraded Services
  • Apply Manual Process
  • Transfer/Outsource Function
  • Suspend Function

Recovery Location (Col 6)

Recovery Location refers to the alternate site/place where staff will go to during the event of workplace disruption. Some examples include:

  • Home
  • Alternate Office
  • Customer Site
  • Supplier Site
    • If applicable, staff from the same department can go to multiple recovery locations. For example, 2 staff can return home to resume work, while another 2 may be needed at the alternate office

Details of Recovery Strategy (Col 7)

Expand upon the chosen Recovery Strategy. How many staff are going to the alternate site? What equipment/measures are needed to be taken to ensure that work will resume at the alternate site? Does the alternate site have all the necessary amenities to continue the work process?

Justification of Selected Recovery Strategy (Col 8)

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Why is this strategy chosen? Why are these additional measures in place? What purpose do they serve in minimizing the occurrence or impact of the threat?

Remarks (Col 9)

Anything that does not fit into any of the other columns but has to be noted goes here