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Best Practices for Business Continuity Management Governance

Published: 06 January 2015

ID: G00271251

Analyst(s): Louis Boyle, Roberta Witty


Without a governance framework in place, BCM program improvement and maturity will not progress as needed in the desired time frame. BCM professionals can use Gartner's BCM governance framework to establish governance oversight according to your organization's business model and availability needs.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Understand the Components of the BCM Governance Framework
    • Structural Model
    • Operational Model
  • Establish BCM Program Implementation Key Success Factors and Risk of Noncompliance
  • Establish an Organizationwide BCM Charter
  • Establish an Organizationwide BCM Policy
  • Establish BCM Program Roles and Responsibilities
    • BCM Program Governance Steering Committee
    • Enterprise BCM Program Office
    • IT Disaster Recovery Management Program Office
    • Crisis/Incident Management Team
    • BCM Program Implementation Organization
  • Establish a BCM Governance and Implementation Responsibility Decision Matrix
    • BCM Governance Decisions
    • Decision-Making Accountability Definitions
  • Establish BCM Program Implementation and Management Processes and Mechanisms
  • Establish a BCM Program Management and Status Measurement Process

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