Where the complex is simplified.
What is essential is priority.
Where the process is half as much.
The Rapid Continuity®Program is a turn-key fully functional Crisis Management, Technology Recovery, Business Recovery, Vendor Continuity, and Emergency Response programs as they should be: agile, smart, systematic, practical, and functional. The Rapid Continuity® Program represents a major enhancement in the design and approach to the strategic and tactical implementation for each of the five resiliency programs. These components are innovative and unique as they engage, equip, and empower a team-of-teams within each organization to reach and maintain a state of readiness to face any adversity and challenge.
To Achieve a State of Readiness and Resiliency to Face Any Adversity and Challenge with minimal impacts: Our objective when working with our client’s organization is to achieve a predetermined state of readiness for realistic threats and challenges, or as we prefer to ask the question, Can we Recover. A predetermined state meaning knowing our current state of readiness, ascertain the future state of readiness desired, and develop a road map to obtain that desired state as quickly as possible with as little disruption to the day-to-day operations and to minimize budget expenditures.
Rapid Continuity® Cornerstones of Resiliency:
1. Program Strategies & Methodologies
2. Practitioner Skills & Competencies
3. Service Delivery Model
4. Governance, Compliance, & Maturity
Rapid Continuity® Program Game Changers:
1. 3 Pillars of Resiliency
2. Denial of Asset Strategy
3. People not Paper
4. Focus on Key Essentials
5. Resiliency Happens by Design not by Accident
Rapid Continuity's registered trademark was established in 2006 and still today is continuing our collaborative efforts to make it even better. Having to re-imagine what business continuity planning might look like, per Tom Peters book of the same name in 2003, we set out to embrace innovation and change while focused on increasing the quality of results and outcomes from our efforts. We determined what we were doing did not work well and set out to find out what will. Our first mandate was to ensure “We can recover” and the second mandate was to make it as easy as we can for people to participate in our program. And we have achieved both of those mandates. We have also achieved a program “work worth paying for” and defined what a top talent Professional BC Practitioner looks like and the skills they need to be successful.
Level One: Rapid Continuity’s Quick Start Program
The objective of the Quick Start Program is to achieve a state of readiness to face any adversity and challenge by having effective response, restore, and recovery strategies, which can be used when faced with a crisis incident or event. The first level of readiness primary goals are associate safety, property preservation, and continuity of critical business operations.
Level Two: Rapid Continuity’s Capable Program
The objective of the Capable Program is to achieve a state of readiness and resiliency to face any adversity and challenge by not only responding well but as an organization, become stronger and better during and after the crisis has been resolved.
Level Three: Rapid Continuity’s Significance Program
The objective of the Significance Program is to establish as part of an organization’s culture; a state of readiness, resiliency, and change to face any adversity and challenge. Where rapid change is not only feasible but expected.
Level Four: Rapid Continuity’s Best in Class Program
The objective of the Best in Class Program is that a state of readiness, resiliency, and change to face any adversity and challenge has become part of the organization’s DNA.
rTactics: are well thought out and flexible program strategies and proven execution methods that work in organizations of varying industries, sizes and cultures. Consisting of simple to follow process illustrations, these well-defined activities are easily accomplished. rTactics also includes a governance strategy which monitors and records all program activities, planning quality and the organization's state of readiness.
rTools: are user friendly applications, templates, worksheets and websites designed to lead, capture, and host all planning activities as it houses the organization’s critical data. rTools will also maintain all plan data "at the ready" in a format that is easily followed when that some day event becomes a reality.
rTraining: are professionally designed virtual and classroom facilitated training courses which engage, equip, and empower each individual team member with just the right amount of information, instruction, and accountability for their role. This ensures everyone can successfully act as part of an important team by knowing and executing the activities required for their role in the Rapid Continuity Program. The library of training content is self-directed and includes written handbooks to promote compliance and accountability.
Service Delivery Model: to engage, to equip, and to empower stakeholders, E3.
Engage: to establish buy-in, ownership, and participation.
Equip: to train, provide, and assist.
Empower: to be informed, collaborative, and resolute.