In preparing for battle, I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable
-Dwight D. Eisenhower
Identifying a starting point, determining what is needed, deciding what to cover and how much to spend are all problems that face management when they initiate a recovery plan. To address these issues and to ensure that the most cost effective and appropriate path for a solution is developed, a structured process needs to be followed.
Before any of these steps can be embarked upon, it is critical that management commitment is obtained. Leadership from the top is crucial to the success of the project.
A recovery plan is a living document, therefore the plan must also be kept up to date.