The testing and reporting module in BCM provides end-to-end BCM preparedness of the organization
The best plans in the world are of limited in use, until they have been thoroughly tested. Most Business Continuity professionals tend to refer to the testing process as exercising, so as to emphasize that failure is not a negative result, but a step towards a better outcome. Analysing the results of exercising identifies what parts of the plan would work and where further work is required.
The basic testing and reporting steps followed by Ascent AutoBCM© include,