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Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery Procedures Course

By: Francis Consulting

Abuja FCT, Nigeria

21 - 24 Nov, 2022  4 days

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NGN 225,500

Venue: Lap New World Hotel Jabi ABUJA, Nigeria

In this disaster recovery and business continuity course, you will gain the skills to identify mission-critical continuity needs, define sources of risk, create an incident response team charter, implement a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS), and improve organizational resilience. Learn how to build a disaster recovery plan and implement a BCMS to ensure your organization is protected from the constant risk of business disruptions caused by internal and external threats.


  • Defining Business Continuity Management
  • Business continuity vs. disaster recovery
  • Clarifying the terminology
  • The importance of a BCM

Running BCMS development as a project

  • Obtaining the funding commitments
  • Agreeing on critical success factors
  • Testing deliverables
  • Analysing the Organizational Context

Setting goals for the BCMS

  • Determining organizational risk appetite
  • Defining the operational environment

Determining the needs of interested parties

  • Identifying stakeholders
  • Analysing stakeholder needs
  • Mapping stakeholder relationships
  • Documenting Business Continuity Requirements

Identifying mission-critical continuity needs

  • Evaluating which functions are critical
  • Setting priorities based on time horizons
  • Prioritizing processes and applications

Performing Business Impact Analysis (BIA)

  • Identifying threats
  • Assessing risks to the enterprise
  • Identifying business-critical activities
  • Prioritizing infrastructure requirements
  • Managing Risks to the Organization


  • Characterizing risks
  • Defining and identifying the sources of risk
  • Choosing a risk assessment method
  • Communicating risks across the organization

Developing appropriate responses

  • Matching the response to the risk
  • Taking preventive action
  • Ensuring appropriate contingencies are in place
  • Responding to Incidents

Creating the incident response plan

  • Capturing the planning output
  • Creating incident response team charters
  • Defining roles and responsibilities
  • Responding to incident scenarios
  • Information directories and equipment inventories

Directing the incident response team

  • Setting up the command centre
  • Planning and conducting communications
  • Connecting with emergency services
  • Team actions following an incident
  • Designing Contingency Arrangements

Establishing a standby site

  • Site choices: configuration and acquisition
  • Choosing suppliers: in-house vs. third-party
  • Specifying equipment

Selecting backup and restore strategies

  • Matching strategy to operational constraints
  • Meeting the organization's storage requirements for vital records

Restoring communications and recovering users

  • Determining vital users with the BIA
  • Rerouting voice, mail, goods delivery
  • Eliminating single points of failure
  • Connecting end users
  • Meeting varied user-recovery needs
  • Testing, Rehearsing and Improving Business Continuity Provisions

Rehearsing business continuity arrangements

  • Testing plans with a step-by-step process
  • Developing test scenarios and using test results effectively
  • Considering the impact of testing on the organization

Maintaining and improving the BCMS

  • Applying change control: why and how
  • Ensuring normal developments are accounted for
  • Leveraging test results to improve organizational practices
  • Managing organizational change

Who Should Attend?

This course is valuable for anyone involved in organizational business continuity planning, including those responsible for: ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Service Delivery, Line and project management, Facilities, Human Resources, and finance.

Lap New World Hotel Jabi ABUJA, Nigeria Nov 21 - 24 Nov, 2022
NGN 225,500.00
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Dr. Francis okereke +2348035062583

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