Maximum Tolerable Period of Disruption (MTPOD)

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1. Maximum Tolerable Period of Disruption or MTPD is the maximum allowable time that the organization’s key products or services is made unavailable or cannot be delivered before its impact is deemed as unacceptable.

Related Terms: Recovery Objectives, Impact Tolerance, Important Business Services, Critical Business Services


Maximum Tolerable Period of Disruption

Notes (1): in Operational Resilience is the time following a disruptive event after which an organisation’s viability will be irreversibly impacted if its important or critical business services are not resumed.

Notes (2) : Jacque Rupert, MTPOD on Continuity Central <Backup Copy for Jacque Rupert>

Notes (3) : Malcolm Cornish, MTPOD: BSI Response on Continuity Central

Notes (4) : Malcolm Cornish, BS 25999: Key issues to address for certification

Notes (5) : Malcolm Cornish, Maximum Tolerable Period of Disruption (MTPOD): BSI committee response

BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 3: Business Impact Analysis CL 1B: Foundation (BC)


BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 3: Business Impact Analysis CL 1D: Foundation (DR)



Recovery Objectives: RTO, RPO and MTPD

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)

2. Maximum Tolerable Period of Disruption or MTPD/MTPoD is the time it would take for adverse impacts, which might arise as a result of not providing a product/service or performing an activity, to become unacceptable.
 

Note : See also maximum acceptable outage.

(Source: ISO 22301:2012 – Societal Security – Business Continuity Management Systems - Requirements) - clause 3.26

3. Duration after which an organization’s viability will be irrevoably threatened if product and service delivery cannot be resumed.

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

4. The duration after which an organization’s viability will be irrevocably threatened because of the adverse impacts that would arise as a result of not providing a product/service or performing an activity.

(Source: British Standard BS25999-2:2007)