Our staff always tries to find referenced articles, books and general Internet postings which support the topics of business continuity, risk management and disaster recovery.  While doing so, we often focus on a particular segment of those broad categories that reflects the general inquiries and comments we receive from our readership.

According to our readership, testing your plan and how best to do that remains one of the top areas of interest for us to research – and – whether it be a table top exercise held by an organization or a fully fledged  community sponsored testing event, the question regularly asked is “How will we know how our people will react in a disaster or serious disruption incident?”

At the end of the day, we often conclude that the topic of “behavioral assumptions” in exercise planning remains one of the more difficult challenges to overcome by risk management and emergency preparedness and response team members in many (if not all) organizations worldwide.

Our research on this topic brings us often to articles written by Steven Crimando, and today we would like to focus your attention to a recent article by Mr. Crimando that was published in the Disaster Recovery Journal less than six (6) months ago. 

In February of this year Steven Crimando co-authored an article with Marv Wainschel entitled, “Perfect Practice Makes Perfect”.

One of the main messages that Mr. Crimando stresses in this article is that “….Under stress, we perform as we have practiced.  And, for practice to be useful, we must be certain to rehearse the response to a threat or hazard accurately.  The bottom line is that, “Practice doesn’t make perfect.  Perfect practice makes perfect”.”

Our staff believes that you will find Mr. Crimando’s article both an informative and a useful addition to the reference libraries of your organization’s business continuity, disaster recovery and /or risk management teams.

We also believe that the information in this article can be applied to the private sector preparedness activities and exercise planning under the PS-Prep program.

Click here to read the full article.

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