A continuity plan should focus on the specific content necessary to enable effective response and recovery activities. The plan should also address the facilities and resources necessary to enable effective continuity operations.
Consideration should be given to using checklists and flow charts to summarize response and recovery procedures, as opposed to longer narratives.
Additionally, most organizations avoid scenario-specific planning; therefore, it is best to focus on a worst-case scenario, with the flexibility to scale back for less dramatic situations.
Lastly, its best to use plan exercises as opportunities to “brake the plan” and identify areas for improvement. Note: Effective exercise of these plans requires careful planning and execution.