Gartner Research

Toolkit: Conducting a Business Impact Analysis

Published: 10 December 2018

ID: G00369556

Analyst(s): David Gregory


A business impact analysis is the best way to estimate the effect of disruptions to service delivery. Security and risk management leaders should use this Toolkit to capture and analyze the data needed to determine the recovery priorities that will drive recovery strategies and solution development.

Table Of Contents

When to Use

Downloadable Attachments

  • Master Page
    • Impact Parameters
    • Impact Weightings
    • Impact Levels and Descriptions
    • Context of the BIA
    • Resource Requirements
  • Departmental Questionnaire Pages
    • Department/Division and Overview of Main Activities
    • Workload Variations/Peaks
    • Departmental Impact Scores
    • Remote Workers Required
    • Required Resources and Risks
  • Data Analysis Section
    • Prioritized RTOs and MAOs
    • Priority IT Applications
    • Other Data Analysis Pages
    • Required Resources Risks
    • Seasonal Peaks and Variations

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