2015-08-26

seminars: continuity meets multi-sourcing

Continuity Planning is about armouring your business with an element of robustness.

Multi-sourcing is a delivery model where you orchestrate a strong business with multiple sourcing partners.

What happens when the issue of continuity meets multi-sourcing? In September, I will be co-hosting seminars (in Swedish) on this very topic. How can we protect our customers and our business by ensuring availability in the face of unexpected events, even when we are dependent on external partners? Come join us!

2015-08-24

know your dependencies

What might impact the continuity in your context? One key factor is dependencies.

Think of it. Are there deliveries, services, resources that you assume will always be available? Could you run your business without that special service provider, without those key individuals, those office premises, that technical infrastructure? If not, you must treat them accordingly.

Any business will have its dependencies. Knowing your dependencies and managing them proactively is a cornerstone for continuity.

2015-08-03

the continuity of what?

Before addressing continuity, ask yourself this question. What system (service, process, component) is in focus?

Sounds simple but if you stumble here, you won't get far. What is your scope and why does it need to have its continuity protected? Is it within your area of responsibility, do you have the mandate? Does its operational quality matter to your stakeholders? Who will foot the bill?

Stating where your context begins and ends is a great start and sends a signal to others to do their part.
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