A demonstrable ability to survive and recover from major disruptive events has become the single most important success aspect of any business continuity management (BCM) programme.
ContinuitySA consultants make use of a patented in-house developed tool namely CM² Continuity Capability and Maturity Model to assess the business continuity management capability and maturity level of organisations.
The CM² framework has been designed to provide analytical information which can be used in determining an organisation’s ability to survive any operational disruption resulting from a single or a series of worst-case events.
The CM² tool incorporates ContinuitySA’s wealth of experience regarding the critical components required for achieving maturity; the BS 25999 Business Continuity Management (BCM) best practice standard, as well as the Business Continuity Institute’s – Good Practice Guidelines 2010.
CM² provides company boards, senior management, Risk Managers, Compliance Officers and BCM practitioners with a mechanism to:
- monitor the effectiveness of a BCM programme,
- establish its current level of maturity; and
- define an action plan of improvement measures which can be adopted to enhance BCM capability.
A certificate indicating the maturity level attained is issued following every CM² assessment. Typically, the certificates are valid for a six month period so as to take into account any short term deteriorations or improvements in the client’s BCM capability which can only be identified and highlighted through a regime of regular assessments.
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