Business Impact Analysis Toolkit

Our Business Impact Analysis Toolkit will help you understand and assess the impact your targeted topic will have on your business in the future. This assessment will help you understand and mitigate risks and issues.


Business Impact Analysis Toolkit


Provide expert-level IT systems engineering, design and operation consultation with leadership, project teams and end-users to identify system requirements and establish feasibility analysis on potential changes related to security and technical architecture.

More Uses of the Business Impact Analysis Toolkit:

  • Develop technical expertise and skills necessary to serve as subject matter expert for administration, maintenance, enhancement and training relative to the software applications utilised by the Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery business group.
  • Support enterprise response and impact mitigation of any business impairment event by effectively partnering with business units, leading, in utilising established methodologies for planning and preparation, response, recovery and after an action.
  • Lead expertise for design, configuration and deployment, of current hosting services to support virtual hosting technologies, software-defined datacentre technologies, hyper-converged datacenter hardware solutions, and software tools.
  • Comprehensive, expert-level understanding of information security and related technologies, like firewalls, encryption, access controls, SIEM, application security, and authentication and authorisation policies, procedures, and technologies.
  • Identify, measure monitor and report the level of, and mitigation efforts around your organisation’s operational risks, with a focus on fraud, information technology, information security and compliance risks.
  • Apply and maintain specific risk management controls as required by organisational policy and local risk assessments to maintain confidentiality, integrity and availability of business information systems.
  • Participate in the design, configuration, deployment, and day to day maintenance and operation of cloud-based systems and assist with the migration of existing applications to new cloud hosting platforms.
  • Secure cloud initiatives are and will continue to be an important part of your clients IT strategy, so understanding of cloud resiliency, infrastructure, cybersecurity and business continuity is a must.
  • Apply and maintain specific security controls as required by organisational policy and local risk assessments to maintain confidentiality, integrity and availability of business information systems.

Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Business Impact Analysis Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step work plans and maturity diagnostics for any Business Impact Analysis related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Business Impact Analysis specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with…

  • The latest quick edition of the Business Impact Analysis Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organised in a data-driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognise, Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals…

STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 994 new and updated case-based questions, organised into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Business Impact Analysis improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 994 standard requirements:

  1. What would you do to ensure a rapid recovery takes place in regards to establishing interim processes to support customer requests and maintain critical support from suppliers?
  2. How do you ensure that your organisation continues to operate as effectively and efficiently as possible under unforeseen or unprecedented circumstances?
  3. Have you identified and documented the process that will be used to communicate with your employees, customers, and suppliers in the event of a disaster?
  4. Do you have the structures, procedures, and training in place to recognise and manage an event which threatens your delivery of products or services?
  5. Has a risk/threat assessment been performed to identify potential threats to your organisation and the likelihood of the occurrence of the threat?
  6. What impact have investments in technology for business analysis and collaboration had on attributes of your organisations business activities?
  7. What essential manual processes exist that support data entry to the information system and provide support to the overall business objective?
  8. How do you proactively manage your network performance and make a big impact on improving network quality and reducing customer churn?
  9. Who is the contact person at the BIA if a motion to reopen or reconsider must be granted before the expiration of voluntary departure?
  10. What process is used to identify your organisations physical, digital, and human resource, as required in Business Impact Analysis?

Complete the self-assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Business Impact Analysis book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in…

Your Business Impact Analysis self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritised projects-ready tool and shows your organisation exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Business Impact Analysis Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Business Impact Analysis areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organisation instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Business Impact Analysis Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline data protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritised projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organisation exactly what to do next:

STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self-assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Business Impact Analysis projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Business Impact Analysis Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Business Impact Analysis project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Probability and Impact Assessment: Who should be notified of the occurrence of each of the risk indicators?
  2. Source Selection Criteria: What procedures are followed when a contractor requires access to classified information or a significant quantity of special material/information?
  3. Scope Management Plan: Describe the process for rejecting the Business Impact Analysis project deliverables. What happens to rejected deliverables?
  4. Planning Process Group: What factors are contributing to progress or delay in the achievement of products and results?
  5. Probability and Impact Assessment: How would you assess the risk management process in the Business Impact Analysis project?
  6. Activity Attributes: Has management defined a definite timeframe for the turnaround or Business Impact Analysis project window?
  7. Procurement Management Plan: Is the current scope of the Business Impact Analysis project substantially different than that originally defined?
  8. Process Improvement Plan: To elicit goal statements, do you ask a question such as, What do you want to achieve?
  9. Risk Register: Have other controls and solutions been implemented in other services which could be applied as an alternative to additional funding?
  10. Quality Audit: Are there appropriate means for intervening if necessary?

Step-by-step and complete Business Impact Analysis Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

  • 1.1 Business Impact Analysis project Charter
  • 1.2 Stakeholder Register
  • 1.3 Stakeholder Analysis Matrix

2.0 Planning Process Group:

  • 2.1 Business Impact Analysis project Management Plan
  • 2.2 Scope Management Plan
  • 2.3 Requirements Management Plan
  • 2.4 Requirements Documentation
  • 2.5 Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • 2.6 Business Impact Analysis project Scope Statement
  • 2.7 Assumption and Constraint Log
  • 2.8 Work Breakdown Structure
  • 2.9 WBS Dictionary
  • 2.10 Schedule Management Plan
  • 2.11 Activity List
  • 2.12 Activity Attributes
  • 2.13 Milestone List
  • 2.14 Network Diagram
  • 2.15 Activity Resource Requirements
  • 2.16 Resource Breakdown Structure
  • 2.17 Activity Duration Estimates
  • 2.18 Duration Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.19 Business Impact Analysis project Schedule
  • 2.20 Cost Management Plan
  • 2.21 Activity Cost Estimates
  • 2.22 Cost Estimating Worksheet
  • 2.23 Cost Baseline
  • 2.24 Quality Management Plan
  • 2.25 Quality Metrics
  • 2.26 Process Improvement Plan
  • 2.27 Responsibility Assignment Matrix
  • 2.28 Roles and Responsibilities
  • 2.29 Human Resource Management Plan
  • 2.30 Communications Management Plan
  • 2.31 Risk Management Plan
  • 2.32 Risk Register
  • 2.33 Probability and Impact Assessment
  • 2.34 Probability and Impact Matrix
  • 2.35 Risk Data Sheet
  • 2.36 Procurement Management Plan
  • 2.37 Source Selection Criteria
  • 2.38 Stakeholder Management Plan
  • 2.39 Change Management Plan

3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log

4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Business Impact Analysis project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance

5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Business Impact Analysis project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned


With this Three Step process, you will have all the tools you need for any Business Impact Analysis project with this in-depth Business Impact Analysis Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Business Impact Analysis projects, initiatives, organisations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Business Impact Analysis and put process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organisation and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, ‘What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?’

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that – whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc… – they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Business Impact Analysis investments work better.

This Business Impact Analysis All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.

Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.


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