a deliverable developed during the Detail Design Phase and the Conversion Preparation work segment. It defines alternative plans should serious problems occur during the Implementation Phase. It is often referred to as "Plan B."
See IT Service Continuity Plan.
is a process or work plan that is to be put into effect when the scheduled project plan cannot be completed. A contingency plan can be considered an emergency plan. It can and should contain many of the elements in your disaster recovery plan.
An emergency plan developed in expectation of a disaster. Contingency plans are often based on risk assessments, the availability of human and material resources, community preparedness, and local and international response capabilities.
A plan used by an organization or business unit to respond to a specific systems failure or disruption of operations. A contingency plan may use any number of resources including workaround procedures, an alternate work area, a reciprocal agreement, or replacement resources.
A plan of action to be followed in the event of a disaster or emergency occurring which threatens to disrupt or destroy the continuity of normal business activities and which seeks to restore operational capabilities.
A specific planned response to an event which is possible, but uncertain, to occur.
a backup plan
a back-up plan to minimize the effects of a risk
an alternative plan that should be developed in case an attack penetrates the system and damages data or any other assets with the result of halting normal business operations and hurting productivity
a plan for action prepared in anticipation of an oil spill
a plan of action designed to reduce to an acceptable level the consequences of any loss of AIS resources or capability
a plan of action that one does not necessarily intend to enact, but which is ready in case certain events come to pass
a plan of action to stabilize the work area, to employ alternative construction methods, and to obtain other permits necessary to complete the modified construction plans
a requirement for many quality systems - you may want to go to your Quality Department for guidance on plans or processes that are already in development
An alternative for action if things don't go as planned or if an expected result fails to materialize.
A security plan to ensure that mission-critical computer resources are available to a company in the event of a disaster (such as an earthquake or flood). It includes emergency response actions, backup operations, and postdisaster recovery.
A plan that provides details of the measures to be taken if a defined risk, should occur. The plan is only implemented if the risk occurs. A contingency plan is prepared where other actions (risk prevention, reduction or transfer) are not possible, too expensive or the current view is that the cost of the risk occurring does not sufficiently outweigh the cost of taking avoiding action – but the risk cannot be simply accepted. The Project Board can see that, should the risk occur, there is a plan of action to counter it. If the Project Board agrees that this is the best form of action, it would put aside a contingency budget, the cost of the contingency plan, only to be used if the risk occurs.
A document setting out an organized, planned and coordinated course of action to be followed in case of fire, explosion or release of hazardous waste or hazardous waste constituents which could threaten public health or the environment. SWM Rule 1200-1-11-.01(2) or 40 CFR § 264 Subpart D
The process of identifying and planning appropriate responses to be taken when, and if, a risk actually occurs.
See Disaster Recovery Plan.
Contingency means something that is likely but not certain to happen. Every plan deals with what you expect to happen. But no matter how well you plan, the unexpected can and often does take place. Contingency plans are plan "B".
mitigation plan. Alternative course(s) of action devised to cope with project risks. Note: See risk plan.
The portion of a prescribed fire plan, incident action plan, or wildland fire use implementation plan that identifies possible but unlikely events and the contingency resources needed to mitigate those events.
A document setting out an organized, planned, and coordinated course of action to be followed in case of a fire, explosion, or other accident that releases toxic chemicals, hazardous waste, or radioactive materials that threaten human health or the environment. (See: National Oil and Hazardous Substances Contingency Plan.)
A plan maintained for emergency response, backup operations, and postdisaster recovery for a system or network, to ensure the availability of critical resources and to facilitate the continuity of operations in an emergency situation.
Plan maintained for emergency response, backup operations, and post-disaster recovery for an information system, to ensure the availability of critical resources and facilitate the continuity of operations in an emergency situation (NSTISSI 1997).
A plan for emergency response, backup operations, and post-disaster recovery maintained by an activity as a part of its security program that will ensure the availability of critical resources and facilitate the continuity of operations in an emergency situation.
A plan for addressing recognized risks that may arise during the course of a project. For development projects, the plan may, for instance, reallocate resources or drop features to react to an unanticipated change in schedule. For operations, a contingency plan provides details for an alternative system or manner of conducting business during an IT crisis.
A formal document that establishes continuity of operations processes in case of a disaster. Includes names of responsible parties to be contacted, data to be restored, and location of such data.
Plan detailing actions and procedures to be followed in the event of a disaster
A plan for dealing with a risk factor, should it become a problem. [email@example.com
A plan that provides resources for problem solving in the event that something happens by chance.
A document that sets out an organized, planned, and coordinated course of action to follow in case an accident, fire, or explosion releases hazardous waste that could threaten human health or the environment. * This Glossary is Excerpted from Managing Environmental Risk for Facility Owners and Operators / Legal Actions Against Facilities from AIG, © BOMI 1996, 2nd qtr. * Email Ready for a knowledgeable environmental - pollution insurance professional? Firms with a presence in California Email me now. Email
The documented organized process for implementing emergency response, back-up operations, and post-disaster recovery, maintained for a MIS as part of its security program, to ensure the availability of critical assets (resources) and facilitate the continuity of operations in an emergency. See also: Disaster Recovery.
A Contingency plan is a plan devised for a specific situation when things could go wrong. Contingency plans are often devised by governments or businesses who want to be prepared for anything that could happen. They are sometimes known as "Back-up plans", "Worst-case scenario plans" or "Plan B".