Business Continuity Management Institute (BCM Institute) Glossary in Wiki or BCMpedia provides Business Continuity (BC), Crisis Management (CM), Crisis Communication (CC), BCM Audit, Disaster Recovery (DR) and Operational Resilience (OR) professionals with definitions that help to reduce confusion, thus promoting a common understanding and interpretation when implementing the BCM planning process. The scope as highlighted as the BCM "Umbrella".
The objective of the glossary was intended to support the institute's six core training and certification offerings. They are:
- [A] BCM Audit
- [B] Business Continuity (BC)
- [C] Crisis Management (CM)
- [CC] Crisis Communication (CC)
- [D] IT Disaster Recovery (DR)
- [OR] Operational Resilience (OR)
This open-source or publicly available Wikipedia for BCM or BCMpedia become the standardization for the learning of our participants. In each of the key definitions, similar definitions were also appended from the glossaries published by other institutes, and related international standards and bodies.
While a defined word or phrase can have several other meanings or connotations, especially in its usage and interpretation, this BCM Institute's BCMpedia will provide you with one of the closest definitions. It is also the most comprehensive set of BCM definitions as it includes most of the key definitions from the other sources. The definition will also include similar terms used by ISO ISO22301.
New Addition to Glossary
As we move toward the resilience path, BCMPedia has also included the related BCM glossary such as supply chain BCM, pandemic influenza or infectious diseases and lately, cyber security (incident response).