Program Management

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1. Program Management is a phase within the BCM Planning Process or Methodology. It is to:
BCM Planning Methodology:Program Management
  • Update and maintain the plan constantly to reflect changed conditions in the business.
  • Review and Audit the readiness and completeness of the plan.
  • Ensure that all staff members, who are involved in the recovery process, understand the recovery plan.
  • Develop and implement advanced level BC, CC, CM or DR tests and exercises.
  • Create a BCM culture within the organization.
  • Manage the overall BCM programme.



Related Terms: Business Continuity Programme, BCM Planning Process or Methodology, DR Planning Process or Methodology, Business Continuity Culture

Notes (1): In ISO22301 BCM Standard, Program Management will include the requirement as spelled out in the "Check" and "Act" Component of the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle.


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BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 7: Program Management CL 1B: Foundation (BC)



BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 7: Program Management CL 1C: Foundation (CM)



BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 7: Program Management CL 1CC: Foundation (CC)



BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 7: Program Management CL 1D: Foundation (DR)



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Guidance Notes and Templates

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)


2. Ongoing management and governance process supported by top management and appropriately resourced to implement and maintain business continuity management.

(Source: ISO 22301:2012 – Societal Security – Business Continuity Management Systems - Requirements) - clause 3.7

3. Ongoing management and governance process supported by top management and appropriately resourced to ensure that the necessary steps are taken to identify the impact of potential losses, maintain viable recovery strategies and plans, and ensure continuity of products and services through training, exercising, maintenance and review.

(Source: AE/HSC/NCEMA 7000:2012)

4. An ongoing Process supported by senior management and funded to ensure that the necessary steps are taken to identify the Impact of potential losses,maintain viable recovery strategies and recovery plans and ensure continuity services through personnel training,plan testing and maintenance.

Similar Terms: Disaster Recovery Programme, Business Recovery Programme, Contingency Planning Programme.

(Source: NFPA 1600 Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management and Business Continuity Programs, NFPA 1600:2007)