I started this blog in late 2009 when I set out to explore the concept of resilience. Writing forced me to read widely to develop my understanding and hopefully promote informed discussion on the subject.
I first came into the Business Continuity discipline in the 1980’s when it was an IT activity called Disaster Recovery. In those 30+ years i have seen many name changes and somne limited body of knowledge changes.
Unfortunately too many people are still doing the same work we did back then – just with a different name.
Resilience is not the new name for BCM – although simple rebadging is once again rife. It is a higher-order discipline/practice within an organisation. It must address wider and more strategic issues than BCM does – or probably will ever do.
Resilience is not going to be achieved via process and standardisation, although these things do play a part.
The great risk to the concept of resilience is the desire to make it a commodity, generally motivated by the industry in order to sell you a solution – the product offerings are not just technology and systems but include publications, standards and certifications.
This blog is to encourage you to think beyond …