National and industry-specific laws and general business standards must be taken into account. The staffing, funding, and other resources required to develop the plan must be identified. The results of a risk assessment must inform the planning.
Secure commitment of departmental leaders who’ll be responsible for implementing the BCP. Pursuade senior management of the importance of having a BCP. Outline a timeline for developing a comprehensive continuity plan. Determine which possible disasters should be covered in the BCP.