When implementing a BCM programme for the first time in an organisation, project management disciplines should be adopted, which define clear deliverables, budgets and timescales.
Once the BCM programme has been established and the key elements are in place, further work programmes are likely to develop as the maintenance, testing, training and review cycle get under way and the BCP evolves.
Initiating the programme should include:
- Goals and objectives of strategic and operational activities of BCM
- Identification of deliverables and outcomes
- Timescales and deadlines
- Budget and work effort control
- Resourcing capabilities
There are several project management methods, some of which have software support. The method selected should be appropriate to the size and complexity of the organisation.