Considering recent crises, executives are aware and under pressure to create a business continuity plan. More and more customers now also demand their vendors provide proof that they have workable BCPs before signing contracts with them. Additionally, many industry regulations require evidence of sound business continuity practices.
Business Continuity Planning (BCP) requires input from various departments with different and often competing objectives. And since there are few dedicated resources for BCP projects, they can't be resource-intensive full-time projects.
IT leaders typically have the skillset and organizational knowledge to lead BCP projects. Still, ultimately, the business leaders need to own the execution of these tasks as they know their processes better than anyone else - therefore knowing what is necessary for them to resume operations after a disaster strikes. The traditional approach has proven difficult for most organizations that cannot execute without hiring consultants - that's why it's best to break this into manageable pieces outlined in this blueprint.