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1. A program is an on-going ordered list of planned activities or procedures to be followed.

Related Terms: Program Management, BCM Program.

For example, when the BC planning project is completed, the BCM program will start as part of the Program Management phase. It is to ensure the continual implementation and upkeep of the BCM initiatives.

Notes (1): BCM encompasses the business continuity (BC), crisis communication (CC), crisis management (CM) or disaster recovery (DR) planning and plan.

Related Term: Business Continuity Planning, Business Continuity Management System (BCMS), Business Continuity Culture

BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 7: Program Management CL 3B: Advanced (BC)

BCMBoK Competency Level
BCMBoK 7: Program Management CL 3D: Advanced (DR)

(Source: Business Continuity Management Institute - BCM Institute)


2. An organised list of instructions that, when executed, causes a computer to behave in a predetermined manner. Programs contain variables representing numeric data, text or graphical images and statements that instruct the computer what to do with variables.

(Source: ENISA - the European Network and Information Security Agency. BCM & Resilience Glossary)