Prepare a report to address all aspects of the assignment. This report should be no less than 10-15 pages of content. You need to include outside sources and properly cite and reference your sources. You must have at least 10 references, 5 of which must be scholarly peer-reviewed articles. In addition to the 10-15 pages of content, you will want a title page and a reference sheet. This report needs to be in proper APA format.
You team has been asked to create disaster recovery plan (DRP) for an organization that the group selects. Because extensive research is required, please make sure to select a real organization. The group will focus on a Retail company with Sales, Regions, Territories, Credit Card Transactions, and eCommerce. The organization may have a manufacturing component to build certain products. Ensure to cover the systems, resources, and databases used by the organization. You will need to use an example database to outline the customer, transactional, an employee data. All application and databases servers are stored on premise at the location.
Develop the project charter for the initiative. Use template in folder.
Research DRP in the area before you start. It will also be good to review DRP templates to ensure you cover all areas. Each group will have unique document created for the selected organization.
The DRP must contain the following:
Include name and background of the organization. The group will also need to discuss the business model, revenue, vendors, suppliers, and market.
Identify the types of disasters that can affect this organization.
Identification of employees and where they are located – include facilities.
Inventory of hardware, database, and software, and Client/Server. Include a diagram and infrastructure. The group can create the diagram with MS Visio.
Database – Example of Data for DRP
You can use SQL Server Professional or Express 2016 or 2017. The Adventure Works is the database tables that we use for the labs. Were you able to download SQL Server 2017 on your machine?
SQL Management Studio 2017
Adventure Works Database
Determination of allowable downtime.
Description of roles and responsibilities.
Creation of a communications management plan – ensure there is enough detail.
Develop a Business Impact Analysis – This can be done in Excel and imported into the document.
Potential Risk. The group can make a risk register.
Discussion on the trigger event.
Discussion of action to take when an emergency occurs (i.e., cold site, warm site, and hot site (SLAs) and contracts.
Discussion regarding how sensitive information will be handled.
Discussion pertaining to how the plan will be tested.
Evaluation of Disaster Recovery software.
Training for key employees and department.
Team, Resources, certifications, locations.
Budget and Costs.
Cover how you will get top management involvement in the creation and testing of the plan.
Business Continuity Plan (During, After, and Before)
Resume and Recovery
How will the business continue operations during the disaster?
Build a project plan on the continuity of operations.
- System Access
- Communication Access
- Customer Access
Ensure to use the Author, YYYY citations with any content brought into the paper. Any citations in the paper need to have a listed reference in this section.
Terms and Definitions
Be prepared to present a 10-minute presentation on this assignment.
Helpful Links or Resources
Chapter 9, 10, and 11 in textbook