Adaptive BC is not an organization

There are no headquarters or boards of directors. We don't have a mailing address.

David and Mark distilled recommendations, information, and proven practices from around the industry into a Manifesto and then into a book.

We thought it important to provide a website for discussion, information gathering, and growth.

Feel free to reach out to any member of our unofficial Adaptive Advisory Group or contact us at

We have some ideas for next steps, but it's going to take a community to propel and mature Adaptive BC for use throughout the industry and to inform the discipline and its practitioners.

So add your voice to the conversation.

Adaptive BC is a real alternative to standard BC planning; it will grow in value as it grows with your input.

What is Adaptive Business Continuity?

Drawing on advances in Agile project management and lean process improvement, Adaptive BC facilitates the rapid enhancement of continuity capabilities. The practitioner should work in short cycles to prioritize efforts and produce deliverables that provide value to the organization. Adhering to the principles of the “Adaptive BC Manifesto,” practitioners should develop their business acumen, taking time to learn about the mission and culture of the organization, adapting to the needs of each department instead of forcing a strict methodology across all parts of the organization.

Adaptive Business Continuity is a flexible and outcome-oriented alternative to standard continuity planning. Its focus is the continuous improvement of capabilities that will allow an organization to continue or recover its services following an uncontrolled unavailability of resources (including locations) and people.

The Adaptive BC approach is non-linear, allowing the practitioner to prioritize efforts based on the relative value provided. Throughout the process, the planner adapts to the needs and culture of each department, improving existing capabilities and empowering employees to adapt to disruptive events as they unfold. Planning is social and collaborative, requiring the practitioner to work and build trust with all participants. The required outcomes of the BC program should be balanced with the environment of the organization.

The proper work of the Adaptive BC practitioner is to prepare an organization to continue its services from uncontrolled actual losses by improving an organization's capabilities within a range of anticipated losses while keeping within the restrictions set by the organization.