How can I get the Agile Business Continuity app as a tool for use across the organization?

Scale up to Your Flying Fish ‘YourFlyingFish’ – Agile Business Continuity App tailored for you The Agile Business Continuity app can be customized for your organisation – your hazards, your care-abouts, and your risk tolerance – supporting clarity, consistency and conversations

Free app to support your nimble business continuity capability

The Agile Business Continuity app uses a risk-based approach recognizing people have different contexts. We all might share some of the same exposures to extreme events. We all might share some of the same things we care about. However, context is crucial. It is useful to consider how your hazards interface with your vulnerabilities. To… Read More

The biro and pencil – urban myth 101 but also a useful story

One of my favourite scenes from the movie ‘Saving Private Ryan’ illustrates the importance of the “minimum necessary” principle. It also reminds me of the story about America spending big on biro development while Russia achieved the same outcomes using a pencil 😂. Myth. But a good joke – which unfortunately became internet mischief. I… Read More

AgileBCP – favourite feature number 1 – risk criteria

As we enter our finalising stages of our User Acceptance Testing (UAT) for the AgileBCP software platform, it’s time to let the cat out of the bag on some key features. First, for the things you care about, our Business Continuity algorithm focuses on criticality (to operability) and vulnerability (to impact). Central to our thinking… Read More

Improving governance – an opportunity

Introducing an aide-memoire – “YourOughtWe decision-making app” I think it is a useful tool to support better decisions. It addresses several of the key needs being voiced across our community. If you want your “governance people” to look at my offer please share this note and direct them to YourOghtWe description and YourOughtWe example

OughtWe decision app – illustrated with a pinch of fun, and a small example

Introducing the OughtWe decision app
To illustrate the key processes, this blog uses only three criteria (head, heart, gut). OughtWe – as an Expert System – uses a set of default criteria developed across the disaster management sector over decades.
Establishing context – naming and describing the decision to be made, identifying options and their rationales, generating decision criteria and attributing weightings to them, applying the decision criteria to evaluate each option, and taking the preferred option into a plan.
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Attributing weightings to Head, Heart, and Gut decision criteria
Evaluating – recording the associated rationales
Display the evaluation to stimulate conversations
Structure your plan to be as simple as possible
Planning is about monitoring and refinement
Communicate throughout by screen shares and tailored reports