Writing a DRP – Part 4

by todaystrainingblog

June 15, 2013


Writing a DRP – Part 4


                This is the last section of this long and continued post. I hope it will help you make some decisions in your business to save it if something were to happen. Be it WPV, tornados, hurricanes, or even earthquakes.


Analysis & Conclusion

                After the training, you need to have a complete and total analysis of it done. This report doesn’t have to be a novel. Like most of what I’m talking about in this book, make it simple and easily understandable by everyone who may red it. It doesn’t need to full of flowery and verbose language to tell what happened and what needs to be changed. If a 10 page report does the same thing as a 90 page report, why do the extra work?

on how to proceed in the event of a disaster and beyond.

                Again, not having a DRP is not a good idea. In order for your business to get back up and running efficiently as possible, then you need to have a plan in place for every eventuality. And while the possibility of an earthquake in Omaha Nebraska is remote, what would you do for a tornado there.


                To summarize here are the points to put into your DRP;

Risk to the business of each possible hazard

Prioritizing which sections are the most vulnerable and need to be recovered first

Forming your recovery groups

Ensure you know which people are critical for each action

Lines of Succession for events



                This is the conclusion of this series of blogs on writing a DRP. Writing one can be time consuming and involved. And in today’s world, you may think that it will waste too many resources to sit and write one.

                But you can’t think that way. Thinking like that is just as bad as the CHH attitude in both WPV/SV. It is dangerous and can lead to a relaxed atmosphere in which an incident may occur. And as I’ve mentioned, it can cost you your business.

                Would I recommend a software program where all you have to do is type in a few words and that’s it? No I don’t. While these programs are up-to-date and wonderful tools they are just that, tools. You should engage a consultant or at the very least a cheap copy of one to help you write one. Human eyes can do so much more than a computer program.  And software has no instincts to pull from in the pit of their stomach.


                If you would like to have an expert help you with your DRP, either evaluating or assistance in writing it, contact Sollars Security Shield at 480-251-5197 or see the website.