We offer a number of fixed price consulting packages:
For smaller businesses not engaged in unusual high-risk activities, we can prepare a quick, simple plan which will handle most common threats. Using a combination of email and telephone interviews, we will devise a plan which includes the steps you need to take before, when, and after any incident occurs. If desired, this plan can be written for mobile use with a year's subscription to the Plan424 business continuity planning system included.
An external reviewer can identify weaknesses and omissions in your business continuity plan. We will read your plan with a fresh pair of eyes, ask you questions about the threats you have and the way your company works, and prepare for you a confidential report identifying any improvements we think you can make. If you have limited experience in this area, it's a good way of ensuring that you are on the right track.
A Desktop Exercise is a great way to test a plan. A realistic scenario is worked through at an accelerated pace with key decision makers to ensure that everybody involved understands the plan, is prepared to take the required decisions, and that information and resources will be available when needed.
A problem with using a scenario that you wrote completely yourself is that your scenario will play out exactly as you expect: you have only tested that what you thought would happen is what you thought would happen.
A better approach is to use us as an external facilitator. We help by asking questions both before and during the exercise, introducing unexpected events, simulating outside agencies, and directing your desktop exercise in ways that maximize the learning outcome. We participate in your exercise remotely, and provide detailed feedback after the exercise is completed. A typical exercise will last half a day, but may require two or three weeks to prepare the scenario for the greatest training benefits.
Many business continuity plans sit on dusty shelves until they are needed, at which point there is panic and confusion because nobody knows what they should be doing. We will abstract from your plan the important things your staff need to know before, during, and immediately after an incident, and create a plan designed to be accessed by them from their smart phones. This package includes a year's free subscription to the Plan424 business continuity planning system.
We normally work on these packages remotely as it reduces costs, using a combination of questionnaires, telephone calls, video calls, and emails to gather information.
Obviously there's a difference in the amount of effort involved between a smaller company and a multinational, so we can't include a price list here. However, if you tell us more about yourself, we can provide you with a fixed price quotation for your chosen consulting package.
We also provide remote custom consulting: we can be at the end of a telephone (or Zoom call) to provide advice and assistance to you when you need it as you develop and test your plans. If you are unsure of direction, stuck, need an external viewpoint, or need somebody to "pull things together" we can help. Please talk to us and find out if we are a good fit for your needs.