Realistic planning assumptions are an important element in a business continuity program. Why? They enable the planning team to identify the parameters they’re expecting to encounter following a disaster. They aren’t “pie-in-the-sky” wish lists but rather they’re the planner’s best guess about the conditions that will exist. Smart assumptions are usually unfavorable conditions, such as the lack of electric power or the unavailability of key people. Not-so-smart planning assumptions rely on best-case conditions that are probably not realistic.Read more >
Continuity planning is simply the good business practice of ensuring the execution of essential functions through all circumstances, and it is a fundamental responsibility of public institutions and private entities responsible to their stakeholders. Continuity planning should not be a separate and compartmentalized function performed by independent cells of a few planners in each organization. Organizations must fully integrate continuity into all aspects of an organization’s daily operations, thus creating a “culture of continuity.”
The COOP presentation will:
1. Provide an understanding of Continuity Planning and Risk Management,
2. Explain the importance of a viable Continuity capability,
3. Emphasize the need for a viable Continuity capability in all organizations that enable organizations to continue their essential functions across a broad spectrum of emergencies.
In addition to providing an overview of Continuity of Operations, the COOP presentation will also:
Educate Federal, State, territorial, tribal, local government jurisdictions, private sector organizations, and emergency management practitioners on the importance of integrating Continuity into daily operations, functions, plans, and mission areas.
Emphasize the Federal Government’s Policy requiring Federal agencies to be prepared for unpredictable threats such as earthquakes, accidents, sabotage, and terrorism.
Discuss the importance for State, territorial, tribal, local government jurisdictions, private sector organizations to be prepared for unpredictable disruption of business operations.
Provide States, territories, tribes, local government jurisdictions, private sector organizations, and businesses with assistance, guidance, knowledge, networking, resources, and tools needed to succeed.
New technologies are emerging at a rapid pace and it’s imperative that companies are ready to embrace, lead and execute in this new landscape. Kurt DelBene is Microsoft’s Executive Vice President for Corporate Strategy and Planning, his role is to monitor emerging technology and guide Microsoft’s strategy to stay ahead of the trends. During this interview Kurt will talk about his role, his view of emerging trends and how he works with Microsoft’s CEO and executive suite to drive strategic initiatives.Read more >
Many feel that financial planning and investment management are uneasy companions within a financial planning firm.
Lee Robertson, CEO of Investment Quorum, outlines why they decided to combine both elements of wealth management to the overall benefit of his clients, his advisers and his firm.
In this webinar, you will learn:
· The problems encountered leading to a rationale which combines financial planning and investment management
· The journey to becoming investment managers
· The Investment Quorum proposition
· The benefits for clients, advisers and the firm
· Key issues for consideration
Clinical Trial planning and resource management can be one of the most complex management challenges facing life sciences organizations and CROs. Often these organizations are managing hundreds of studies across thousands of sites and investigators making it extremely difficult to understand how and where to deploy costly clinical resources. With the variability of the studies and the massive competition in the industry, finding a solution to understand how and where all clinical resources are being utilized and a solution with the ability to perform predictive analysis on this information to improve site and investigator selection can give companies a competitive edge.
CA PPM for Clinical Research Planning from R2 Consulting gives you all of the tools needed to perform predictive analysis, plan and manage resource utilization, lower costs on expenses, and gather valuable information to assist in recruitment planning for sites and investigators.
Join us for a webinar on Tuesday, 11/11 to learn how several life sciences and Clinical Research Organizations (CROs) have been able to leverage CA PPM for Clinical Research Planning to lower the complexity associated with clinical trial design resulting in reduced costs and more effective clinical trial management.
Capacity planning just may be the most crucial element that businesses are consistently struggling with. It is easy to see why, the impacts of SMAC (social, mobile, analytics, and cloud) has kept executive decision makers and IT managers on their toes. But this environment is not going to become any easier, and now is the time to make plans for the growing needs of data storage and reliable connectivity. In this live webinar we will discuss:
•Five tips to business on the right track
•The challenges that result from the common approaches utilized today in capacity planning
•A better way to optimizing the bandwidth you may already have
In this session, we will continue our detailed investigation of the ITIL® framework, as we take on Transition Planning and Support. It’s one of the most recognized processes from the Service Transition book.
Service Transition is a seriously undervalued part of the IT services lifecycle, as it stands between design/development and “Business as Usual” (BAU) operations. While there is consensus that this is an important part of the equation, there is frighteningly little consensus about what good operating practices look like. In many cases, people on both sides of the Dev/Ops gulf struggle with where responsibilities start/stop and how to mediate the differences. In this session, we’ll dig down into the guidance to understand the transition stage and its fit within the lifecycle. As we do, we’ll talk about some practical steps you can take to reduce the associated uncertainty with and increase the number of successful transitions.
During this presentation, we’ll talk about:
How Transition Planning and Support can be useful to you beyond what is written in the ITIL publications;
What role Service Transition and Support plays in improving your current practices;
The different types of planning and how they fit together;
What you should pay attention to, to ensure you are getting all you can from your Service Transition activities.
Register now - join us to find out how to have Transition Planning and Support deliver better results for your organization.
From anxiety-provoking "financial entertainment" such as CNBC to financial advisors who literally put their own interests and those of their big bank employers ahead of the interests of clients, much financial advice is biased due to competing loyalties. True fiduciaries on the other hand, are legally obligated to put client interests before their own.
Please join our fiduciaries for a live webinar on fiduciary financial planning and a 5-step integrated approach to placing client goals first in every aspect of their financial lives - from investing and insurance to real estate.
Watch how we do big room planning, and learn how you can do it, too.
First, assemble the entire delivery group (dev teams, UX, architecture, product managers, business leaders) together, in the same room.
Then share a high-level vision and business context; next, collaborate to identify risks and dependencies, and prioritize and plan work among teams and iterations; finally, commit to a shared plan.
Learn how to properly align your budget with your institution's overall goals and strategy.Read more >
Develop plans that account for internal and external factors that have impact on the organization.Read more >
Budget, forecast and plan with real-time data to respond to changes in the marketplace.Read more >
All successful financial advisors face a turning point in their career . . .
Most succession planning presentations are focused on the sale, the price and the terms. This webinar will focus on helping you determine what really matters and your options. How do you prepare the practice, honor your clients, your employees and your family? How can you be successful in transitioning to your next phase of life and work?
Marty Kurtz, CFP® has been in the midst of his own transition journey from the successful practice he built. Elizabeth is Marty’s consultant as well as consultant to numerous advisors and firms at varying stages of their professional lives. She retired from her own practice several years ago. Both Marty and Elizabeth are former presidents of the Financial Planning Association and thought leaders in the industry.
The worst thing that can happen in succession planning is starting too late. Learn from Corey what other key components contribute to a successful succession planning.Read more >