BS 25999: Business Continuity Management System

Course Code: BC 01 (Introduction to BCM)                                                 Duration: 01 Day


The course is aligned with the specification for Business Continuity Management Standard BS 25999. On completion of this course, delegates will have a comprehensive understanding of Business Continuity Management (BCM) and the processes involved in establishing a BCM program.

Course Contents

  • Intro to Business Continuity
  • Understanding Your Organization
  • Risk Assessment
  • Response Planning
  • Business Continuity Strategies
  • Training and Maintaining BCM
  • Implanting Business Continuity in Organization’s tradition
  • Audit Requirements
  • Business Continuity Program Management

Course Code: BC 02 (Advanced Training on BS 25999)                                                  Duration: 03 Days


Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to articulate the requirements outlined in BS 25999-2:2007, Business Continuity, understand the Management Specification, describe and implement the 6 steps of the BCM lifecycle, implement a business continuity management system and utilize the best practice techniques contained in BS 25999-1

Course ContentsIntroduction to Business Continuity Management (BCM)

  • The need for BCM
  • The context of BCM in the business
  • Review of Risk Management fundamentals
  • The Business Continuity lifecycle

BS 25999 Parts 1 and 2 – History, Status, Background and Contents

  • Development of BCM Standards
  • What is a standard
  • What is a specification
  • Overview and contents of BS 25999 Parts 1 and 2
  • Using the standard and the specification

The BCM program

  • Governance
  • Implementation
  • Reporting
  • Involvement of third parties
  • Documenting the Organization (Corporate) BCM
  • Strategy and BCM Policy
  • Incident Readiness and Response

Understanding the Organization

  • Identification of mission-critical impact areas
  • Understanding the organizational Strategy
  • Horizon scanning
  • Continuity requirements
  • Undertaking Business Impact Analysis
  • Risk Assessment and evaluation of options
  • Business cases and program sign-off

Developing of a BCM strategy

  • BCM Strategies
  • Organization (Corporate) BCM Strategy
  • Process Level BCM Strategy
  • Resource Recovery BCM Strategy

Develop plans for BCM response

  • Overall Business Continuity response structure
  • Developing and Implementing a BCM Response
  • Incident Management Plans (Crisis Management,Public Relations and the Media)
  • Business Continuity Plans
  • Business Unit Plans, Incident Response

Exercising, maintenance and reviewing of BCM plans

  • Exercising of BCM plans
  • BCM Plan Maintenance
  • BCM Audits

Embedding BCM awareness within the organization

  • Developing a BCM Culture and awareness
  • Assessing the BCM program and plans
  • Designing and delivering BCM skills training
  • Measuring BCM results and outcomes