With the publication of the BCM Policy template on 21 October 2010, Gartner completes its research bundle on the BCM governance framework. Customers now have access to a definition note on what BCM governance is plus three customizable toolkits: a BCM charter, BCM policy and BCM responsibility matrix. Each note is listed below.
Without a governance framework in place, BCM programs will not progress as needed in the desired time frame. Use Gartner’s BCM governance framework to establish governance oversight according to your organization’s business model and availability needs.
Without a governance structure in place, business continuity management programs will not progress or succeed in the time frame desired. Use the BCM Governance and Implementation Responsibility Decision Matrix to document the governance oversight according to your organization’s business model.
A BCM charter is one of the most-effective tools for establishing and communicating effective preparedness, recovery and resiliency practices. Make the Gartner best-practice-based charter the foundation of an enterprisewide BCM program.
A business continuity management policy is an important component of the operational model for BCM governance. Combined with a BCM charter, BCM governance responsibility and implementation matrix, and the BCM activity cycle, it completes the Gartner BCM governance framework.
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