Getting Management Buy-In

There's more than adequate evidence that business continuity planning is critical in today's world, but it's still difficult to convince some senior managers of that fact. Perhaps you can take the advice in some of this week's articles to help you get the buy-in you need.

Despite major disasters like the tsunami in Japan, management isn't jumping to approve disaster recovery and business continuity. (Item #1)   Many senior managers provide only less-than-full buy-in for BC plans. (Item #2)   Use one of these five methods to gain management buy-in. (Item #3)  

Sometimes the Board isn't listening; here are some tips on how to position BC to get the Board to hear you. (Item #4)   Here are some tips on how to get buy-in for your IT governance strategy. (Item #5)   These strategies for getting your idea approved might help you get the CEO on board. (Item #6)  

As always, we look forward to hearing your comments & insights regarding business continuity. If you have a topic you'd like us to cover, email me at [email protected].

Bob Mellinger, President
Attainium Corp

1. Management buy-in and disaster recovery standards
still major challenges

Even in the wake of a major disaster such as the Japan earthquake and tsunami, getting management on board with disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (BC) planning remains a major challenge.

2. Business Continuity Support Still Found to be Lacking from
Too Many Senior Managers

The problems in promoting and implementing a full business continuity management system or at least some business continuity processes into an organization in 2011 are found to be hard to overcome - given a less than full buy-in and supporting position from upper management.

3. How business continuity team can gain management buy-in

For business continuity team to be effective it must obtain a buy in from management and other stakeholders. Most organizations that have successfully obtained management buy-in have done so using one of these five methods.

4. Making the board listen

This paper explores how we may be able to position business continuity management issues so they reach key decision makers quickly and with a better chance of success.

5. Top 5 techniques for management buy-in for your
IT governance strategy

A successful IT governance strategy requires strong support from management. Being average -- or a failure -- is often the result of having disconnected management. So how can you, as a compliance manager, information security director or other professional responsible for IT governance strategy, get the message across to management that this is a business reality that can no longer be avoided?

6. Getting Buy in for Your Idea

In How to Get Your idea Approved, author Amy Gallo reveals the 3 essential strategies to utilize when seeking approval for an idea. You could put these to use to gain buy-in for your business continuity plans.

Quote of the Week:

"Persuasion is often more effectual than force."
-- Aesop

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