Business Continuity Management

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Business continuity management – how to model it

Busi­ness Con­tinu­ity Man­age­ment (BCM) pro­jects are really dif­fi­cult . The main reas­on is the sys­tem com­plex­ity: many doc­u­ments, many tasks, many pro­cesses, many asso­ci­ations between all of them. Each task con­nec­ted to one or more busi­ness applic­a­tion. Each doc­u­ments stored in dif­fer­ent data­base. The applic­a­tions are integ­rated. Everything works like one chain ? but one broken link can crash everything .

How we can man­aging risks? We can cre­ate Busi­ness Archi­tec­ture mod­el and expand this up to Enter­prise Archi­tec­ture, as a mod­el for trace pro­cess, data, IT sys­tem and infrastructure.


How we pre­pare Enter­prise Archi­tec­ture mod­el? Simple ver­sion: pre­pare busi­ness mod­el :

Trans­form this to use case mod­el (applic­a­tion ser­vices) :

Build mat­rix for trace map­ping con­trol :

Trace (map) use case to soft­ware com­pon­ents :

We have com­pleted mod­el, we can do impact ana­lys­is, e.g. what hap­pens and where, when the Ruter go down: 

Some­times we ask: what does the pos­sib­il­ity of car­ry­ing out the Pack­age Goods task depend on?

How can we do this and what tools do we need? Wel­come in my courses, hire me …


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