Business Continuity programs often grow organically within an organization based on need – or a single incident – rather than being planned and managed as a program from top to bottom. In this presentation, participants will learn how to design, implement, manage, and mature a business continuity program using the principles of program management.
Topics discussed will include the standards for Portfolio, Program, and Project Management; the strategic alignment of continuity & crisis management programs; using maturity models to chart the growth of your program, and governance. Additional topics will include business case development and program communication to senior executives and board members.
- BC Programs can be strengthened using program management principles.
- Utilization of a maturity model can chart your program's progress
- Strong, clearly communicated business cases are critical to program success
About Bryan Strawser
Bryan Strawser is founder, principal and CEO at Bryghtpath LLC, a strategic advisory firm he founded in 2014. He has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of global risk, business continuity, disaster recovery, crisis management, intelligence and crisis communications.
At Bryghtpath, Strawser leads a team of experts that offer strategic counsel and support to the world’s leading brands, public sector agencies, and nonprofit organizations to strategically navigate uncertainty and disruption. He holds a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice administration from the University of Phoenix and a masters of business administration from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. He is a graduate of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative program at Harvard University’s JFK School of Government.
Strawser is currently a postgraduate student in the Department of War Studies at King’s College, London and a senior fellow at Auburn University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security.