With the introduction of various industry standards, the BCMM® provides an effective tool to help ensure compliance. Unlike other standards, the BCMM ® provides organizations with a mechanism to establish how well they have implemented business continuity as a sustainable program. In addition to providing detailed criteria for businesses to use to evaluate and improve their BC programs, the BCMM® was also created to collect meaningful benchmark data. In order to ensure statistically valid data, Virtual created an extensive BCMM® assessment survey hosted at a secure facility. Training is available that teaches how to apply a consistent methodology and how to use the BCMM® to evaluate an organizations’ BC Program or to determine compliance with one or more popular standards. Although the BCMM® is available to everyone, this survey and the aggregated data is only available to trained assessors.
The ICOR conducts 2-day training seminars for business continuity professionals to become trained BCMM® assessors. Virtual Corporation has trained assessors from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, England, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Korea. Participants who have successfully completed the 2-day training class are trained in the methodology of performing both review and audit level assessments. The ICOR is Virtual’s exclusive training partner in the United States.
Companies can train their internal business continuity or audit professionals. If a more independent assessment is desired, a consultant external to the business could be engaged. Assessment results can be used for investment, insurance, and other financial and risk management decisions.
Whether performed by an internal or external resource, clients receive an objective evaluation of all aspects of their BC program, enabling them to clearly identify gaps in current implementation strategy. With this insight they can move forward to establish priorities for future BC activities including PS-Prep certification.
All trained assessors will have access to:
becoming a bcmm trained assessor
Course Description: Business Continuity Maturity Model CSILBCM4050
BCMM® Service Center
BCMM® Scorecard Calculator
Web-Based Assessment Software and Questionnaire
Proofs Acquisition & Analysis Checklist
Become a BCMM® assessor and increase your intrinsic value as an internal business continuity professional. Participants who have successfully completed the 2-day training class are trained in the methodology of performing both review and audit level assessments aligned to the 3 PS Prep standards using the Business Continuity Maturity Model®
The purpose of the BCMM is to provide a meaningful tool to objectively and consistently measure the organization’s disaster-readiness and state of preparedness. The Model meets the following goals:
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What you will Learn in BCMM Training?
Provides a diagnostic tool for objective evaluation of business continuity program effectiveness
Generates consistent data from which meaningful benchmark analyses can be drawn
Answers the following key questions:
Where are we now?
What is the target we’re shooting for?
What steps in what order do we follow to get there?
As a BCMM® assessor you will be able to perform the following assessments for your government Agency or DoD Component:
The Review Assessment
A Review Assessment analysis is equivalent to a financial review. Using the BCMM® Master Questionnaire, conduct interviews, and compile and collect data to issue a State of Preparedness report that includes a BCMM® scorecard, gap analysis and recommendations for enhancements to the BC program.
The Audit Assessment utilizes both performance requirements and proofs in much more detail than the Review Assessment. Each Audit Assessment is customized to the organization and applied to specific areas of concern within the eight BCMM® Corporate Competencies. An Audit Assessment is designed to confirm survey responses by verification of business continuity program components and documentation.
Who should Attend?
Business Continuity professionals with a minimum of three years dedicated BC experience. All participants will be expected to possess a significant level of understanding of BC principles and terminology. This is not a course for general business continuity principles. Experience as an internal or external consultant is highly desirable.
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