40 continuous operations Criteria for Multi-purpose Projects

What is involved in continuous operations

Find out what the related areas are that continuous operations connects with, associates with, correlates with or affects, and which require thought, deliberation, analysis, review and discussion. This unique checklist stands out in a sense that it is not per-se designed to give answers, but to engage the reader and lay out a continuous operations thinking-frame.

How far is your company on its continuous operations journey?

Take this short survey to gauge your organization’s progress toward continuous operations leadership. Learn your strongest and weakest areas, and what you can do now to create a strategy that delivers results.

To address the criteria in this checklist for your organization, extensive selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information.

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Below you will find a quick checklist designed to help you think about which continuous operations related domains to cover and 40 essential critical questions to check off in that domain.

The following domains are covered:

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continuous operations Critical Criteria:

Prioritize continuous operations strategies and remodel and develop an effective continuous operations strategy.

– What are the top 3 things at the forefront of our continuous operations agendas for the next 3 years?

– Do you monitor the effectiveness of your continuous operations activities?

– Does the continuous operations task fit the clients priorities?

Continuous operation Critical Criteria:

Read up on Continuous operation risks and explain and analyze the challenges of Continuous operation.

– Does continuous operations include applications and information with regulatory compliance significance (or other contractual conditions that must be formally complied with) in a new or unique manner for which no approved security requirements, templates or design models exist?

– Are there any easy-to-implement alternatives to continuous operations? Sometimes other solutions are available that do not require the cost implications of a full-blown project?

– What business benefits will continuous operations goals deliver if achieved?

Copyright status of work by the U.S. government Critical Criteria:

Ventilate your thoughts about Copyright status of work by the U.S. government planning and separate what are the business goals Copyright status of work by the U.S. government is aiming to achieve.

– Do we cover the five essential competencies-Communication, Collaboration,Innovation, Adaptability, and Leadership that improve an organizations ability to leverage the new continuous operations in a volatile global economy?

– Have the types of risks that may impact continuous operations been identified and analyzed?

– Does our organization need more continuous operations education?

General Services Administration Critical Criteria:

Survey General Services Administration risks and handle a jump-start course to General Services Administration.

– Do the continuous operations decisions we make today help people and the planet tomorrow?

– How do we go about Comparing continuous operations approaches/solutions?

– Do we all define continuous operations in the same way?

MIL-STD-188 Critical Criteria:

Discourse MIL-STD-188 engagements and secure MIL-STD-188 creativity.

– What sources do you use to gather information for a continuous operations study?

– How important is continuous operations to the user organizations mission?

– Have all basic functions of continuous operations been defined?

Redundancy Critical Criteria:

Have a session on Redundancy risks and observe effective Redundancy.

– What is the requirement for support of component-level redundancy (with hot switchover to backup in case of failure) and scalability to accommodate growing enterprise/user base?

– For this application, look at each elemental part, and ask the redundancy/replication/DR question. For example, for the storage, how many replicates are kept?

– Do you consider legacy alternatives (analog systems, manual mode, or conservative operations) to provide redundancy to systems with cyber vulnerabilities?

– Has the reuse of information available elsewhere in the enterprise been considered to avoid redundancy?

– Can Management personnel recognize the monetary benefit of continuous operations?

– Why are continuous operations skills important?

Spare part Critical Criteria:

Coach on Spare part quality and create a map for yourself.

– What are your results for key measures or indicators of the accomplishment of your continuous operations strategy and action plans, including building and strengthening core competencies?

– Why is it important to have senior management support for a continuous operations project?

Telecommunication Critical Criteria:

Adapt Telecommunication tactics and find answers.

– If voip is classified as a telecommunications service, should access charges for it be different from those paid by non-ip-enabled telecommunications service providers?

– How does each element of our Telecommunications (TC) and Data Communications affect the basic structure of Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability (C.I.A.)?

– Are interdependent service providers (for example, fuel suppliers, telecommunications providers, meter data processors) included in risk assessments?

– What is the proper regulatory classification for voip services (telecommunications or value-added)?

– What is the purpose of continuous operations in relation to the mission?

– Voip – telecommunications or value added service?

Telecommunications circuit Critical Criteria:

Check Telecommunications circuit projects and transcribe Telecommunications circuit as tomorrows backbone for success.

– What are current continuous operations Paradigms?

Telecommunications facility Critical Criteria:

Participate in Telecommunications facility engagements and tour deciding if Telecommunications facility progress is made.

– Does continuous operations analysis show the relationships among important continuous operations factors?

– Is the continuous operations organization completing tasks effectively and efficiently?


This quick readiness checklist is a selected resource to help you move forward. Learn more about how to achieve comprehensive insights with the continuous operations Self Assessment:


Author: Gerard Blokdijk

CEO at The Art of Service | theartofservice.com



Gerard is the CEO at The Art of Service. He has been providing information technology insights, talks, tools and products to organizations in a wide range of industries for over 25 years. Gerard is a widely recognized and respected information expert. Gerard founded The Art of Service consulting business in 2000. Gerard has authored numerous published books to date.

External links:

To address the criteria in this checklist, these selected resources are provided for sources of further research and information:

continuous operations External links:


20 Years of Continuous Operations at Mars | NASA

Continuous operation External links:

2.The continuous operation of Dr.Pulley’s HiT …

Copyright status of work by the U.S. government External links:

Copyright status of work by the U.S. government – …

General Services Administration External links:

GSA – U.S. General Services Administration | OfficeSupply…

MIL-STD-188 External links:

[PDF]MIL-STD-188-125-1 High-Altitude Electromagnetic …

“MIL-STD-188” on Revolvy.com

Redundancy External links:

Redundancy: your rights – GOV.UK

When am I Entitled to a Redundancy Payout? | LegalVision

Redundancy: your rights: Redundancy pay – GOV.UK

Spare part External links:

Spare Parts Lookup Tool

Spare Parts for Your Long Tractor | LongParts.com

Spare Part | Definition of Spare Part by Merriam-Webster
www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spare part

Telecommunication External links:

TKS | English telecommunications.

Telecommunication Relay Services | DSHS

Plateau Telecommunications

Telecommunications circuit External links:

Lot of 22 Computer/Telecommunications Circuit Boards …

Telecommunications facility External links:

Wireless Telecommunications Facility Information – …

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