MSP-07b » Recovery Planning

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Process Description

Implementing a backup management system is mandatory for protecting client applications and data in the event of a system failure.  However, successful recovery within a timeframe acceptable to the client requires a well-thought-out plan that synchronizes the activities  of all involved.  

MSP Module 07b, Recovery Planning describes development of a comprehensive Recovery Plan for a client's systems.  The resulting Recovery Plan is based on the impact and risk assessments in the client's Business Continuity Plan, defining the scope and strategies for recovery planning.  The process module describes planning interviews with the client and development of detailed system restoration procedures.  Once the plan is finalized and approved, both the solution provider's staff and key client stakeholders are trained on the plan.

This module consists of the Module Overview Diagram plus 6 pages of detailed process maps personalized for your company.

  • Improved probability of successful recovery following a system failure
  • Reduced recovery time from a system failure
  • Client stakeholders and the service team are prepared to execute the Recovery Plan

Included with your first Service Blueprint Brick for a series:

  • Life Cycle Diagram depicting process modules for the service offering
  • Tutorial on "How to read a Service Blueprint"
  • Kaizen-based guide on "How to deploy a Service Blueprint module"

Included with each Service Blueprint Brick:

  • 11x17 and Legal  PDF versions (A3 version for international clients)
  • Detail Report (describing roles, systems, documents, and KPIs for the module)
  • Task Report (listing all of the onstage and backstage tasks in the process module)
  • Personalization with your logo, roles, and service automation systems

Additional features for Service Blueprint Subscription clients:

  • Editable native MS Visio version of the Service Blueprint
  • Accompanying AntFarm tools and templates such as agendas, project plans, planning tools
  • Access to online Service Blueprint training
Entry Conditions
Exit Conditions
Process Topics
KPIs / Metrics

The goals of this process are to:

  • Develop (or update) the Recovery Plan for a client, ensuring that it supports their business continuity goals
  • Improve the probability of a successful recovery following a system failure
  • Reduce the time to recover from a system failure
  • Prepare client stakeholders and service team members to execute the Recovery Plan

At the onset of this process:

  • Backup Management service is live for this client
  • Backup Plan has been prepared for the client's systems
  • Client is ready to begin Recovery Planning (or)
  • A periodic refresh of the Recovery Plan is required

Upon completion of this process:

  • Recovery plan is approved by the client
  • Changes to the backup system and procedures required by the Recovery Plan have been initiated
  • Key client stakeholders have been trained on the Recovery Plan
  • Recovery Plan has been reviewed with relevant members of the service delivery team
  • Recovery Planning project has been closed
  • Initial Recovery Tests are scheduled

This process module includes these sub-processes:

  • 07b.01 Recovery Planning Scheduling and Preparation
  • 07b.02 Recovery Planning Interviews
  • 07b.03 System Restore Planning
  • 07b.04 Recovery Plan Completion and Approval
  • 07b.05 Recovery Plan Training

These metrics and KPIs provide an indication of process performance:

  • Recovery Issues
  • Client Adoption Rate for Recommendations
  • Recovery Attempt Success Rate
  • Clients Covered By a Recovery Plan
  • Client Systems Covered By a Recovery Plan

Process Overview Diagram