After all worksheets have been completed and validated, the priorities for restoration of business processes should be identified.
Primary and dependent resource requirements should also be identified.
Completed worksheets are used to determine the resource requirements for recovery strategies.
Following an incident that disrupts business operations, resources will be needed to carry out recovery strategies and to restore normal business operations.
Manual workarounds should be part of the IT plan so business can continue while computer systems are being restored.
Business continuity impact analysis identifies the effects resulting from disruption of business functions and processes.
The RPO considers how much of a company’s infrastructure, whether it be data, facilities, processes or other key components, needs to be restored before operations can resume normally.
The RPO varies from Zero RPO, where no restoration is necessary, to Point of Failure RPO, where everything that occurred up to the failure must be restored.
It also uses information to make decisions about recovery priorities and strategies.
The Operational & Financial Impacts worksheet can be used to capture this information as discussed in Business Impact Analysis.