A good guide to Business Continuty Management is available for download. Business Continuity Management is a process driven from the top of the organisation. The first stage has to be an acceptance by the Board or the Executive Committee of the organisation that BCM is a valid approach to take.
A member of the Board or Executive should be given overall responsibility for the process and appointed as sponsor or champion. This ensures that the process is given the correct level of importance within the organisation and a greater chance of effective implementation.