Solution

We're taking a short cut here because the next step in your process would be to think through all the possible solutions you and your team could come up with and then rank the solutions, identify organizational constraints that would impact solution selection and select a solution. We're assuming you'll do all of that and that you're ready to select your solution. Clearly, the solution must be one that addresses the needs of your particular organization (time, budget, scope) and if needed, the regulatory environment.

Your solution should also encompass the four distinct operational security areas we discussed in this chapter: incident response, policy management, disaster planning and recovery and regulatory compliance.Your solution will form the foundation of your operational security project plan, so we'll assume for our purposes that you are addressing all four areas. The solution statement would look something like this:

To address these concerns, we will perform an operational risk assessment and form a permanent response team tasked with reviewing, managing and maintaining operational security including incident response, policy management, disaster response and regulatory compliance related to the corporate IT infrastructure and services.

Your solution may vary but the idea is to determine how you will address the problem and the mission or desired/required outcome.You can also develop your three to five top level objectives at this point based on the solution you've identified. We'll expand on these objectives when we create our work breakdown structure later in this chapter.

Project Management Made Easy

Project Management Made Easy

What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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