Assignment Overview – First of all it is vital to understand the business and services processes of British Red Cross and then develop a Business Impact Analysis and Stakeholder analysis keeping in mind all internal and external factors & forces having impact on business processes of British Red Cross. This analysis report has been developed under the preview of Business Continuity Management. A thorough understanding of Business Continuity Management has been described in this report. This report includes the major four critical business processes whose continuation is important during disruption. On the basis of the data and facts available on the websites and other literary sources, I have developed 10 generic questions which will help me to elicit information regarding critical processes of British Red Cross. A Brief Introduction about British Red CrossBritish Red Cross is a humanitarian organization which has been led by its large volunteer and staff base.
It is one of the worlds largest NGO’s and serving the society in all possible ways during major crisis and disruptions like Tsunami, Earthquakes, Wars, Diseases etc. which is working for humanitarian motives with aiming for “caring for people in crisis”.
While helping and caring for people, it does not matter for them that what is the religion, nationality of this person. They will help whoever you are and wherever you are. International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement had been started in 1863 by Henry Dunant. Since its inception it has worked during war between France and Persia, first and Second World War, gulf crisis, Hungarian revolution etc. In UK it provides services like health and social care, education, refugee camps, first aid and other emergency services.
British Red Cross and British Red Crescent provide these services to its vast global network of around 20 million volunteer and staff base. It organizes different fund raising programs for generating money power for its operation. British Red Cross and British Red Crescent work under the seven fundamental principles like – Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary services, Unity and Universality. (Principle and Values) A Brief Introduction about Business Continuity ManagementBusiness Continuity Management is a crisis recovery management approach. It is a management tool which ensures the continuity of business operations and processes.
It is a comprehensive process which includes disaster recovery, business recovery, contingency planning, business impact analysis, stakeholder analysis, crises management, crisis communication, event management, information security, mitigation planning, project planning, risk management etc. It is a powerful tool which provides a framework to win over various challenges and threats posed by internal and external forces for an organization. These threats can be like natural disasters, terrorist attacks, unfortunate events, criminal activities etc. In this report I will majorly focus on business impact analysis and stakeholder analysis.
In the context of British Red Cross, business continuity planning become more important as their work structure is very critical; their service should go on and on and for that they need some strategy back up and planning well before. A Brief of Business Impact Analysis (BIA)Business Impact Analysis (BIA) is a crucial part of the business continuity management tool. Under business impact analysis, the focus is to identify, review, evaluate and prioritize issues, factors and forces which can pose threat\ challenge on the operation of the organization.
BIA analysis is used to understand the impact of crisis on operational, financial, legal, regulatory process of the organization. This analysis plans for establishing time framework for recovery of all processes. Business continuity management and the BIA is more focused on keeping the business up and running and less focused on recovery after a disaster. (Barnes, 2004) It includes business units like finance, Human Resources, corporate communication, regulatory affairs etc. BIA is necessary for the sustaninablity of the business in the interest of all the stakeholders and shareholoders.