Testing and Exercising

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1. Testing and Exercising is a phase within the BCM planning process. It is to subject the developed recovery plan to test so as to ensure that it works.

Similar Term: Testing
Related Terms: BCM Planning Process or Methodology, DR Planning Process or Methodology.

BCM Planning Methodology:Testing and Exercising


BCMBoK Competency Level (CL)
BCMBoK 6: Testing and Exercising CL 1B: Foundation (BC)



BCMBoK Competency Level (CL)
BCMBoK 6: Testing and Exercising CL 1C: Foundation (CM)



BCMBoK Competency Level (CL)
BCMBoK 6: Testing and Exercising CL 1CC: Foundation (CC)



BCMBoK Competency Level (CL)
BCMBoK 6: Testing and Exercising CL 1D: Foundation (DR)
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Guidance Notes and Templates

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)

2. Process to train for, assess, practice, and improve performance in an organization.

Notes (1) : Exercises can be used for: validating policies, procedures, training, equipment, and inter-organizational agreements; clarifying and training personnel in roles and responsibilities; improving inter-organizational coordination and communications; identifying gaps in resources; improving individual performance; and identifying opportunities for improvement, and controlled opportunity to practice improvisation.

Notes (2) : A test is a unique and particular type of exercise, which incorporates an expectation of a pass or fail element within the goal or objectives of the exercise being planned.

(Source : ISO 22300)

(Source: ISO 22301:2012 – Societal Security – Business Continuity Management Systems - Requirements) - clause 3.18