IT Disaster Recovery Planning

Date: September 25, 2019 - September 26, 2019 (21 days)

This course is the part of Business Continuity that specializes in responding to serious operational disruptions resulting from IT failures. It takes delegates through the IT Disaster Recovery Plan lifecycle from understanding the key business drivers, examining the various strategic options available that determine the shape of the IT Disaster Recovery Plan, through to ensuring that a completed plan is fit-for-purpose.

This workshop will be essential use to Head/ General Managers, Managers and Executives of the following department:

  • Experienced Business Continuity practitioners who are looking for an understanding of how IT Disaster Recovery plans are developed to support the overarching business requirements
  • Data Centre managers with IT Disaster Recovery responsibilities
  • Crisis Management team members needing to understand how the IT Disaster Recovery plan interfaces with enterprise wide crisis/ incident management
  • Information Technology practitioners who need a good appreciation of the mechanics of IT Disaster Recovery
  • IT Security/ IT Infrastructure with IT Disaster responsibilities
  • Auditors who may be called upon to scrutinize IT Disaster Recovery plans
  • Risk Managers intent on understanding how IT departments Disaster Recovery plans are prepared in response to serious IT failure related risk

Delegates will return to their organizations and be able to work with their management and colleagues to build a solid IT Disaster Recovery Strategies/ Plans tailored to their own organization and enable it to secure the benefits listed below.

  • Understand the importance of the relationship between business continuity management and IT DR
  • Identify the business drivers that provide the critical direction for IT DR solutions
  • Describe how to address any gaps that exist between 'what the business expects from IT' compared with 'what IT is capable of delivering'
  • Define the various IT DR strategies that can be adopted
  • Understand the pros and cons of In-House, Outsourced and Cloud based IT DR solution
  • Describe the various data backup / retrieval processes and mechanisms
  • Appreciate the importance of IT's role in recovering the desktop facilities for business work areas
  • Understand how an IT DR plan is constructed and define what's in and what's out
  • Recognize the importance of validating your IT DR plan and identify the different methods of approach
Module 1: Getting Start with Disaster Recovery (1)
  • This session describes the nature of disasters and their effects on businesses
  • It also discusses the various ways that a disaster can affect and organization and the role of prevention
Module 2: Getting Start with Disaster Recovery (2)
  • This session explains how to begin planning the participant's disaster recovery project, emergency operations planning and how to develop an interim disaster recovery plan
Module 3: Getting Start with Disaster Recovery (3)
  • This session deep dives into the vital component of business continuity – creation of the Business Impact Analysis, during which the participant will discover which business processes require the most effort in terms of prevention and the development of recovery procedures
Module 4: Building Technology Receovery Plan (1)
  • This session helps the participant determine which systems and underlying infrastructure support critical business processes that the participant identify in the Business Impact Analysis
Module 5: Building Technology Receovery Plan (2)
  • This session goes through the work of preventing disaster and recovering from disaster in distinct group – end users, facilities, systems and networks, and data – what those documents should contain and how to manage their development
Module 6: Building Technology Receovery Plan (3)
  • This session details the actual disaster recovery plan documents- what those documents should contain and how to manage their development
Module 7: Strategies In-House, Outsourced & Cloud
  • This session is aimed at providing insights, comparisons and benefits of each strategy
Module 8: Managing Recovery Plans (1)
  • This session discusses the disaster recovery (DR) plan testing and the five types of tests organizations often perform
  • It also describes what activities you need to do to ensure that the participant's Disaster Recovery plans stay current
Module 9: Managing Recovery Plans (2)
  • This session aims helping participants look into prevention of disasters and stay ahead of the game and their competitors
Module 10: Managing Recovery Plans (3)
  • This session discusses the many disaster scenarios and what each one brings to a disaster
  • It gives organizations more reasons to develop business recovery plans and the benefits it receives from having a well-developed recovery plan
Module 11: Business Continuity Planning
  • This session gives an overview of business continuity planning, how are they deployed in organizations, what to look out for and how to use it as a management tool
Module 12: Business Continuity Management System (ISO 22301)
  • This session provides a high-level insight into the ISO standards and what to look for to effectively ensure business resilience