Official BRCCI CBRM Seminar
3-day CBRM Seminar: Advanced Business Continuity and Resilience Planning and Management
The CBRM Seminar is designed to familiarize students with the essential set of knowledge, concepts, andtopics required for achieving the CBRM designation. The set of knowledge, concepts, and topics are known as the Common Criteria for Business Resilience Professionals (CCBRP) and form the core competency requirements in business resilience.
The seminar is a comprehensive all-in-one 3-day business continuity planning and management training course which is designed to teach practical methods to develop, test, and maintain a business continuity plan and establish a business continuity program.
The seminar provides open-concept education and is based on industry best practices and guidelines for the BCM process and the six stages of the BCP process:
- Risk Management
- Business Impact Analysis
- Business Continuity Strategy Development
- Business Continuity Plan Development
- Business Continuity Plan Testing and
- Business Continuity Plan Maintenance.
It is consistent with international standards, guidelines, and best-practices such as ISO/IEC 17799, NFPA 1600, BS 25999, COBIT, and Spring Singapore TR 19.
The seminar is suitable for anyone with or without prior business continuity or disaster recovery knowledge or experience. It gradually proceeds from introductory to advanced topics in business continuity planning and includes a detailed overview of business continuity management. Day 1 of the seminar provides a comprehensive introduction and overview of the business continuity planning and management process.
Students may take the optional CBRM certification exam during this seminar to become a Certified Business Resilience Specialist (CBRS) or a Certified Business Resilience Manager (CBRM).
- A step-by-step methodology to help you implement a business continuity program, and develop, test, and maintain a business continuity plan.
- Detailed analysis and steps for conducting a business impact analysis, managing risks, and developing a business continuity strategy.
- A comprehensive overview of business continuity planning and management principles and guidelines.
- Protection and recovery of the key aspects of business such as mission critical business processes, IT systems and infrastructure, manufacturing and production equipment and products, facilities, work areas, vital records, critical data, and services.
- Overview of the business continuity and resilience program, and business resilience model and framework.
Upon completion of this seminar, students will be able to:
- Establish a business continuity program lifecycle process within their organization
- Assess business and technology requirements for a business continuity plan
- Evaluate business continuity risks to their organization
- Understand the business resilience model and framework
- Identify and select cost-effective BC recovery strategies
- Organize an effective BC team
- Develop a BC plan document
- Coordinate BC plan with external entities
- Develop an effective test plan for testing the BC plan
- Organize and conduct successful BC plan tests
- Establish a process for maintaining the BC plan
- Implement a BC plan change management process
- Avoid typical mistakes that lead to BC program failures
- Understand the main differences between a disaster recovery plan, emergency response plan, crisis management plan, and business continuity plan.
Advanced Business Continuity and Resilience Planning and Management Seminar Outline
Understand Business Continuity Planning (BCP) concepts.
- Purpose and scope of BCP
- Importance of Business Continuity plan (BC plan)
- Types, sources, and business impacts of disasters and disruptive events
- Historical evolution of BCP
- Legal and regulatory requirements
- Business continuity best practices, standards, and guidelines
- Elements of business continuity planning management and business continuity planning process
- Six stages of BCP life-cycle and their deliverables
BCP Process Stage 1 - Risk Management
Assess the threats of disaster, existing vulnerabilities, potential disaster impact, and risk controls options.
- Introduction to risks, threats, exposures, impacts, and risk assessment methods
- Risk management method: risk assessment, risk control options assessment, risk controls cost-benefit comparison
BCP Process Stage 2 - Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
Identify mission critical business processes and their recovery requirements. Analyze the impact to business if these processes are interrupted.
- Comparison of BIA and risk assessment
- BIA responsibilities
- Elements of a BIA: Maximum Tolerable Downtime (MTD), Recovery Time Objective (RTO), Recovery Point Objective (RPO), Work backlog, and Data Loss
- Method for conducting BIA
- BIA deliverables
- Detailed step-by-step method for conducting a business impact analysis
- Example BIA report
BCP Process Stage 3 - Business Continuity Strategy Development
Develop a business continuity strategy for timely and cost-effective recovery from potential business disruptions.
- Introduction to business continuity strategy
- Identification of recovery scope and requirements
- Identification of available recovery alternatives and options
- Cost-benefit assessment of available recovery options
- Recommendations for recovery service contracts
BCP Process Stage 4 - Business Continuity Plan Development
Develop a document describing the plan for maintaining business continuity (BC).
- Objective and scope of BC plan document
- Role of BIA and BC strategy in BC plan
- Roles and responsibilities of BC plan implementation teams
- BC plan implementation phases: initial response and notification, problem assessment, disaster declaration, recovery and resumption, and restoration
- Tasks and procedures for each BC plan implementation phase
- Crisis communication plan
- Emergency response plan
- Change control procedures for a BC plan
BCP Process Stage 5 - Business Continuity Plan Testing
Validate the business continuity plan.
- Benefits of testing
- Types of testing methods
- Importance of a test plan
- Test plan content
- Method for developing a test plan
BCP Process Stage 6 - Business Continuity Plan Maintenance
Maintain the business continuity plan in a constant ready state for implementation.
- Importance of BC plan maintenance
- Components of BC plan maintenance: change management, periodic testing, regular training, and periodic auditing
- Deliverables from each component of BC plan maintenance
- Recommendations for effective BC plan change management
Business Continuity Management
- Detailed overview of business continuity management
- Relationship between business continuity program phases and plan development
- Business continuity and resilience program office
- Business continuity program audit methodology
Business Resilience, Continuity, and Disaster Recovery
- Evolution of business continuity to business resilience
- Limitations of business continuity and disaster recovery planning
- Business resilience concepts and model
- Business resilience management and strategy
- Enterprise risk management
This seminar is designed for anyone with or without prior business continuity or disaster recovery knowledge or experience. The seminar gradually proceeds from introductory to advanced topics. Day 1 of the seminar includes an introduction and overview of the business continuity planning and management process.
It is intended for anyone who is responsible for developing business continuity plans and disaster recovery plans, managing business continuity projects, or participating in business continuity.
The seminar is especially useful for business continuity planners, disaster recovery planners, business unit managers, project managers, senior management, and staff from information technology, security, emergency response, communications, and human resource departments.
This seminar is 3-days in duration and includes 18 hours of instruction. During the afternoon of the last day, students may take the optional CBRM multiple-choice examination.
To view the CBRM Seminar brochure, certification requirements, and international seminar and workshop schedule, visit www.brcci.org.
Candidates must pass the CBRM examination and meet a minimum two year work experience requirement. Candidates with less than two years of experience and who pass the CBRM examination will earn the CBRS (Certified Business Resilience Specialist) designation.
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