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 or must-have. However, context is crucial. It is useful to consider your vulnerabilities. To consider your thresholds for acceptable risk … and based on these considerations, tailor your plans to meet your needs and values.
Therefore, the focus of the app is on “you and your business” – on “continuity” and the things you “must-have” which support your prioritised activities.
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Bring quality and consistency to the things you must have and apply your risk thresholds.
1. Map your context
Examples used below – and provided in the app – are from the “Standard on Continuity, Emergency, and Crisis Management”, NFPA 1600 (2019).
Identify, and describe, the things you rely on in your context
Resources (things you care about / rely on)
For each of the identified processes or prioritized activities required for you to achieve your objectives, identify the things you “care about” that support the processes or critical activities by focusing on the following:
(3) Infrastructure (including premises)
(4) Technology (including plant and equipment)
(5) Information (digital and analog)
(6) Supply chain (supplies and suppliers)
Describe the things you care about.
2. Assess your risks
How vulnerable is this resource (“must have”) in the current circumstances?
Score vulnerability before a disaster.
(The impact slider is used in the event of a disaster)
3. Implement your plans.
Communication and collaboration are fundamental to successful management. Especially the management of risk. Reports are generated based on being able to select from combinations of any – or all – of the data fields as outlined in the Menu below. These can be generated as PDF documents – to be shared and communicated as required. It is interesting to note that during the planning process – both before and during a disaster – users will frequently send screenshots to others using to arrow icon displayed at the bottom right of many screens.