A. Purpose

The Testing & Revision Policy & Standards document establishes the standard procedures that need to be carried out by each business unit (department) within the organization.

All departments must utilize this methodology to conduct testing activities on completed business resumption (recovery) plans, facilities, and work-area relocation.  In addition, all departments will be responsible for the annual review and maintenance of recovery plans.

B.  Scope

Testing and Revision activities are performed to identify current gaps, inconsistent data, incorrect data, and enhancements for all recovery plans.  All departments with recovery plans must perform testing and revision activities on an annual basis.  The overall RTO of the recovery plan will define what types of activities that need to be performed.

Table of Contents

TERMINOLOGY            ACCOUNTABILITY       I.  TESTING POLICY OVERVIEW  

A. Purpose
B.  Scope
C.  Ownership Roles & Responsibilities
D. Testing Process
E. Test Types
F. Testing Requirements
G. Test Reporting Process
H. Testing & Revision Frequency
I. Approval

II. REVISION POLICY OVERVIEW

A. Revision Process
B. Revision Requirements
C. Audit Process
D. Audit Responsibility
E. Audit Reporting Process
F. Audit Frequency
P. Approval

III. TESTING REQUIREMENTS  

A.  Frequency
B.  Walkthroughs / Orientations
C.  Tabletop Testing
D.  Component Testing
E.  Functional Testing
F.  Business Unit Test Modules (Plans)
G.  Technology Unit Test Modules (Plans)

IV. TESTING RESULTS (REPORTING)  

A.  Test Summary Report

V. AUDITING REQUIREMENTS 

A.  Frequency
B.  Retention

APPENDIX
Appendix A – Testing & Revision Standards

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