The purpose of Continuity Management is to create a resilient organisation with an ability to handle, reduce the consequences and the downtime of an incident.
To develop a Continuity Plan, you must first conduct a Continuity-related Risk Analysis to identify:
- Socially important and/or Business critical commitments and functions
- Internal and external critical dependencies
- Maximum tolerable downtime (interruption)
- The Capability assessment of the critical dependencies
- Suggestions for measures to increase the ability to handle disruptions in the organization
LR has developed a methodology in three steps to identify the variables and create Continuity Plans based on ISO 22301 and 22399.
The method works for the private (BIA - Business Impact Analysis) and public sector (SIA - Societal Impact Analysis) Continuity Management. It works just as well on technical systems as it does for e.g. health care- and childcare-related activities - "the soft sectors".