Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. 

A BIA? Don’t do it. Risk Assessment? Skip it. Documentation? Eliminate most of it. For 20 years or more, we practitioners have followed the same best practices. But are they “proven practices”? Could there be a reason that our skills are undervalued by our organizations and leaders? Is there a better way? This session will discuss the emergence of a new, exciting, “Lean” alternative to traditional preparedness planning practices; starting with the drivers behind the need for a sea change and the nine principles of the Adaptive BC Manifesto. This is no mere theoretical discussion — attendees will be challenged to change the way they do planning and given the framework and justifications to get more recognition for their efforts. Attendees will be able to begin to put these principles into practice they day they leave the conference.

About David Lindstedt

Dr. David LindstedtDavid Lindstedt is the founder of Readiness Analytics, an organization focused on providing meaningful metrics for preparedness practitioners. He is the creator of the RPC Model of Organizational Recoverability, author of “Measuring Preparedness and Predicting Recoverability,” and co-writer of the Adaptive BC Manifesto. Lindstedt has published in international journals and presented at international conferences. He taught for Norwich University’s Master of Science in Business Continuity Management and currently serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Business Continuity & Emergency Planning. Lindstedt also serves as Director of Program Management with the Office of Distance Education and eLearning at The Ohio State University, inspiring innovative instruction through emerging technologies.