Independent Consultant – USA
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
- 23 Nov 2021 Online
Timings: 10:30 to 16:00 GST
Duration: Three sessions of 90 minutes each with two 30-minute breaks
Business disruption is increasingly becoming part of an organisation as more of its operations depend on computers and software. The threats are not only external such as natural disasters, pandemics, fire or security breaches, but also internal, such as computer hardware or software failures. The damage could cripple an organisation, suspend operational business processes and disrupt business flows. The result is not only financial loss but also damage to the organisation's reputation as a reliable provider or business partner.
Business continuity management and disaster recovery are key issues for all industry sectors and are recognised as an integral part of good operational management practice. This course provides an interactive exploration of both business continuity management and IT disaster recovery planning; from risk assessment through to post incident activities.
The course will be split into two parts, giving delegates the option to attend the course days which will meet their learning objectives:
- Course One: Professional Certificate in Business Continuity (Days One and Two)
- Course Two: Professional Certificate in IT Disaster Recovery (Days Three and Four)
Who Should Attend
These courses are developed for:
- Professionals responsible for business continuity and disaster recovery
- Managers, executives and anyone else responsible for the continued operation of the business regardless of disruption
- Personnel in Operations, Audit, Compliance, Information Technology, Security, Risk Management, and Customer Support who may be affected by a business disruption or technical emergency
Benefits of Attending
- Manage both business continuity planning and disaster recovery planning as separate initiatives and combined into a holistic approach
- Perform business impact analysis to identify business value and priorities
- Respond to incidents and prevent them from becoming disasters, and react to a disaster appropriately and successfully should it become necessary
- Coordinate risk responses to incidents
- Write, review, and test an effective business continuity plan
- Help your business survive by effectively planning and reducing risks to IT
- Explore the latest disaster recovery technologies, including virtualisation, cloud recovery services, and backup
- Develop the business case for IT recovery and write action-oriented disaster recovery plans
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Established in 1996, The CPD Certification Service is the independent CPD accreditation centre working across all sectors, disciplines and further learning applications and supports policies of institutional and professional organisations globally.
CPD is the term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities and keep skills and knowledge up to date. This course is an accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training which means it meets CPD standards and benchmarks. The learning value has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality.
Steve Blais, PMP, PMI-PBA, is an international Trainer, Author, Consultant and Coach who has over 50 years’ experience in information technologies working as a Business Analyst, System Analyst, Information Security Analyst, Quality Assurance Analyst, Programmer, Project Manager, and General Manager.
He spent twenty years working as a Contractor in Washington DC for many US Federal government organisations in various roles. He also worked as a Technical Manager and Consultant to a number of financial organisations in the US and Europe. In the 1990s, he developed several disaster recovery plans for different government and civilian organisations, and wrote the five-year defence plan for the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO) which outlined the disaster recovery plans and procedures. He has also worked with several Middle Eastern organisations, both government and commercial, in helping them develop business continuity plans for various industries and information technology companies.
Steve writes a monthly column for Business Analyst Times and is a frequent contributor to AllpM.com, Modern Analyst and other publications. He has presented the keynote addresses at business analyst conferences around the world in 2019, the IPMA European Conference (2013), the PMI Pacific Rim Conference in Tokyo (2012), and the PMI South America Conference in Sao Paolo (2011).
He is also the author of Business Analysis: Best Practices for Success (John Wiley, 2011) and co-author of Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide (PMI, 2014) and a member of the core team for A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide), v.3 (IIBA, 2015). His new book on the future of business analysis will be released in 2020.
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