The best plans direct not only the Who, What, When and Where of the response, but also the How, Why and Why Not across all plans, all teams and all sites.

Check out WTG’s 18 Point Checklist for an Optimal Plan.

7 Stages of Recovery

Stage 1: React
Immediate Reaction during which the incident is first reported, life safety issues are addressed, disaster impact is assessed, recovery teams are notified, personnel is mobilized and deployed and the recovery plan is officially activated.

Stage 2: Respond
Respond to the Situation during which the organization mounts its planned response to the damage and impact caused by the event.

Stage 3: Recover
Recover the IT and Work Applications during which basic hardware and software, file systems and data, and business and communications infrastructure is restored at the alternate sites.

Stage 4: Restoration
Addresses Restoration of Applications and data and databases to a synchronized point in time.

Stage 5: Resumption
Deals with Resumption of Business processing by coordinating with departmental business resumption plans to re-enter lost data and to input bridging transactions as the foundation to resumed business processing at the alternate site.

Stage 6: Return
Addresses the complexities involved with the Return to the Impacted Site which effectively reverses all of the activities of the first five stages to reclaim the home site.

Stage 7: Renormalizes
Renormalizes Operations to return to pre-event operating levels.