Understanding your organisation
The first stage of business continuity planning is known as a 'Business Impact Analysis'.
This is a tool to understand your most time critical activities and the resources you need to carry out these activities. It helps you to evaluate recovery priorities and assess the risks that could lead to a business disruption or emergency.
It is also a good idea to consider local risks as part of business continuity planning, for example, are your premises located in a known flood zone?
Key questions to consider as part of the Business Impact Analysis include: