A UNIQUE NEW PRODUCT

A CONTINGENCY AND BUSINESS RESUMPTION PLAN (CPMOD)

Why reinvent the wheel when now you can obtain a comprehensive and actual Contingency Plan model to save you person-years of development effort and optional advisory services to help you customize and document your own "specific" contingency plans

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Office of the Comptroller of the Cureency require that organizations have and disclose the status of their contingency plans.

Management Advisory Services & Publications (MASP) and the Contingency Planning and Recovery Institute (CPR-I) have devoted man-years to developing:

  1. Training seminars on Critical Business Processs contingency planning (public and in-house)
  2. A manual to help you organize for and an "action plan" with detailed guidelines to help you prepare a contingency and business continuity plans
  3. A "Contingency and Business Resumption Plan Model" that addresses the most critical risk areas to be con sidered in modern Internet and e-commerce business environments requiring 24x7x365 ongoing operations (described below)

MASP and CPR-I are pleased to offer the three elements as a package or the set of practitioners' publications (items 2 and 3 above) to materially help you prepare your company-specific contingency plans at a fraction of the cost of engaging far more expensive consulting services.

With some customizing, the detailed information contained in these comprehensive publications will enable you to develop your own specific contingency plan or plans.  The time your company saves can be better devoted to customizing and testing the adequacy of the contingency provisions that you select to meet your specific contingency and business resumption objectives.

The actual contingency plan focuses on fifteen major categories of business risk that need to be addressed and provides a cadre of detailed and specific provisions that you can select from to achieve specific contingency and recovery objectives.  In addition, a cadre of key contingency and recovery strategies are presented to assist you in the selection of approaches to achieve your own specific contingency and business resumption objectives.

Because of the proprietary nature of the publication, which is used in our own consulting practice, the contingency plan model is offered on a license basis for your own use.  A multiple-copy license is available for wider distribution for multi-site companies.

Act now, while there is still time.    We welcome your inquiry and would be pleased to explain how we can make this unique precious time saving package available to your organization.

CONTENTS

1.    BUSINESS CONTINUITY POLICY - MISSION STATEMENT

2.    CONTINGENCY PLAN OBJECTIVES AND SCOPE

3.    PLAN STRATEGY AND DIRECTIONAL GUIDELINES - Controllable vs. uncontrollable threats

4.    CONTINGENCY PLAN ORGANIZATION

5.    CONTINGENCY PLANNING AND BUSINESS RESUMPTION STRATEGIES

  Presents 28 effective strategies to consider in contingency planning and business resumption.

6.   CONTINGENCY PLAN RESPONSE AND PROVISIONS - How to use the Plan

7.   A CONTINGENCY AND BUSINESS RESUMPTION PLAN MODEL

      Detailed contingency plans for the ten major risk categories.

8.    SPECIFIC CONTINGENCY and BUSINESS RESUMPTION  MATRICES (BEST PRACTICES)

      This section of the Plan contains:

A.    A set of detailed matrices with specific threats, their impact and   the best contingency and business resumption practices to help you preserve business continuity and/or mitigate losses.

B.    A comprehensive contingency planning "template" consisting of eighteen components that every contingency plan provision should cover, such as objectives, business process diagrams, single points or failure, etc. This section includes both a filled out illustrated template and a blank template that enables you to prepare your own business unit's documented specific contingency plan.

      The detailed contingency plan template provides an excellent mechanism for encouraging "consistent"  and documented contingency plans for all the business units that must prepare their own specific contingency plans. It enables you to quickly train regular personnel, without previous experience in contingency planning, to prepare and document their own contingency plans. It has been adopted by dozens of prominent companies to help their regular (non-specialist) line personnel write their contingency plans. 

    The template contains a fully illustrated sample of a documented plan and a blank template to enable your company staff to fill in their own specific contingency plan details.

(Sections 7 and 8 contain the actual contingency plan model and constitute the bulk of the plan document)

APPENDIX

References

SEC Guidelines on Contingency Planning

Power Grid Failure - Background

Available in hard copy 3-ring binder plus electronic diskettes than can be run on any PC with Windows 97 or 98 and Word to enable you to copy the plan contents to customize it to your specific environment and save you person-years of development effort.

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Contact: MANAGEMENT ADVISORY SERVICES & PUBLICATIONS (MASP/CPR-I)

                        - P.O. Box 81151 - Wellesley Hills, MA 02481-0001

    (781) 235-2895 - Fax: (781) 235-5446 - E-mail: jaykmasp@aol.com.

___We are interested in:

___Licensing the use of the contents of your "Contingency Plan and Business Resumption Plan" only.

___Your Contingency Plan package that includes optional low-cost advisory services to a) provide a workshop on how to prepare a contingency plan and/or b) provide guidance on adapting the Plan model to our own situation, including e-commerce business continuity.  

Call for information on license arrangement.

A sample of testimonials received on this plan from Fortune 100 and 1000 companies worldwide:

"Thanks for your vision in producing this excellent and calendar months saving plan."

"Your plan has saved us months, if not years, of development effort."

"The Plan model provided us with, more than a written plan, a pragmatic approach to how to view the Year 2000 risks and exposures beyond just information technologies risks."

"Thank you for your foresight and for providing this time-saving Plan"

"We can now prepare e-commerce contingency plans"