When creating your business continuity planning steps, you have several
options: build them from scratch, using available books, templates and other
reference materials; hire a consultant to build your plan; buy specialized
software to help you create the plan; or take an existing plan and re-purpose
it for your organization's needs.
Still you will need a checklist to ensure you include all crucial steps to ensure continuity. Your plan should be consistent with, or at least include components of, one or more established business continuity (BC) standards, such as:
This will make it easier for you to pass a future audit and scrutiny from
existing and potential customers.
Regardless of how you create a plan, the checklist can help to prepare the BC and regular check whether everything is still in place. You can even use for a audit.
Regardless of how you create a plan, the following 11 business continuity planning steps can help keep
your organization running
in the event of a disruption.