Testing and Exercising
|1. Testing and Exercising is a phase within the BCM planning process. It is to subject the developed recovery plan to test so as to ensure that it works.
Notes (1): Exercises can be used for: validating policies, procedures, training, equipment, and inter-organizational agreements; clarifying and training personnel in roles and responsibilities; improving inter-organizational coordination and communications; identifying gaps in resources; improving individual performance, and identifying opportunities for improvement, and controlled opportunity to practice improvisation.
Notes (2): A test is a unique and particular type of exercise, which incorporates an expectation of a pass or fail element within the goal or objectives of the exercise being planned.
(Source : ISO 22300)
(Source: ISO 22301:2012 – Societal Security – Business Continuity Management Systems - Requirements) - clause 3.18