Which of the following best describes the objectives of succession planning?
To identify and document the successive order in which critical systems should be reinstated following a
To ensure that a personnel management plan is in place to ensure continued operation of critical processes
during an incident
To determine the appropriate order in which contract internal resources, third party suppliers and external
customers during a disaster response
To document the order that systems should be reinstated at the primary site following a failover operation at
a backup site.
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Succession planning means different things depending on the context. From a purely business
perspective, succession planning identifies people within the organization who can fill leadership
positions. The goal is to ensure the business can continue to thrive even if key leaders within the
organization become ill or leave unexpectedly.
Within the context of business continuity and disaster preparedness, succession planning is the
process of identifying a hierarchical chain of command.