Management Process - Technology Management
- Improve response times. Reduce risk.
Avalanche ST lets you build and run highly immersive computer-based functional exercises, then assess and report across your people, processes and technology.
- Regular functional exercises. At low cost.
Conducting meaningful and regular exercises is an important validation that your plans are able to deal with the many situations that can occur.
The management of functional exercises for preparedness is a complex and costly task. Consequently organizations either commit large resources to creating elaborate events involving actors and real participants carrying out their roles, or they simply resort to overly simple classroom preparedness exercises. Avalanche ST bridges this gap by simplifying and automating the creation, delivery and after-action review of functional exercises.
- Functional exercise scenarios. Designed by you. Fast.
Avalanche ST lets you put together your own training or functional exercises by providing an easy-to-use scenario designer in which you can rapidly build the scenarios that affect your organization. By adding the various injects that affect the participants in a scenario, you can quickly recreate the human side of a situation ? the stresses, distractions and emotion that go along with the responsibilities at hand. Or, if you prefer, our team of scenario development experts are more than happy to assist with your exercise preparation needs.
- Run exercises. In multiple locations. At the same time.
By running exercises with any combination of real and simulated participants, you can see how your people, process and technology interact with each other as the events of each scenario unfold. This unlocks a wealth of knowledge about the human factors of incident response, as well as improving the retention and recall speed of the required skills.
- Automatic detailed logging for after action review and debrief.
Every action each participant takes in a scenario is tracked, allowing a detailed subsequent review of the outcomes of each scenario exercise. This information can be analyzed, assessed and annotated, and from this a detailed debrief report can be generated and printed for each exercise attempt. This is an excellent way to provide constructive feedback to your people, and to keep documented evidence of your preparedness efforts.
- Quick reports. Peace of mind.
Whether you need to know the health of your organizational preparedness, or source a list of people who have demonstrated certain capabilities, Avalanche ST provides this information with just a few mouse clicks. The available suite of reports can provide invaluable information about the preparedness levels of your people.
- FUNCTIONAL EXERCISES FOR INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS
Individuals can take part in functional exercises where the computer plays all other roles. Alternatively, multiple participants in multiple roles can engage in a scenario together, working together to respond to the incidents that the computer is throwing at them. Or for larger scale exercises, representatives from multiple agencies can interact with each other, whilst engaging in realistic scenarios. Avalanche ST Enterprise Server allows your people to take part in immersive exercise with their team-mates, and can even support functional exercises across multiple organizations.
- DESIGN AND BUILD YOUR OWN SCENARIOS
Rapidly create your own functional exercise scenarios with Avalanche ST’s intuitive and easy-to-use scenario designer, reducing the cost of exercise development. Maintain and leverage the experience in your organization by creating scenarios out of the real-life situations your people have encountered. Maintain and update these scenarios making your organization less susceptible to loss of knowledge due to employee turnover.
- Running regular exercises with Avalanche ST is crucial for organizations whose mission critical emergency processes are out of date, or all too often, remain untested for considerable periods of time.
- KEEPING IT REAL
Avalanche ST uses a real-time scenario simulation engine to replicate the working environments of the various participants, immersing them in the experience of an event without the hazard of real-life consequence. Additionally, the solution allows you to monitor, track and record the exact actions and behaviors of multiple participants to the second.
- Following an exercise, after-action review, assessment and behavioral analysis can be carried out, providing valuable feedback about the current strengths and weaknesses of your people, processes and technologies.
- KEEP TRACK OF YOUR COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS
Create libraries of scenarios that test the abilities of teams and individuals to meet necessary regulatory requirements. Automatically provide after-action reports that adhere to strict compliance evaluation guidelines. Ensure that you are compliant within business processes, legal requirements, limitation of authority, division of responsibility, financial reporting and time-based delivery requirements.
- DRIVE YOUR EXISTING SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS WITHIN Avalanche ST SCENARIOS
Run scenarios where Avalanche ST drives and controls your applications during a scenario. Using our BlueBox? technology, Avalanche ST can drive and track your real software applications for an even more realistic functional exercise experience.
- ACCURATELY AND QUICKLY SIMULATE YOUR ORGANIZATION'S WORK ENVIRONMENT
The Avalias suite of rapid development tools allow us to quickly and cost effectively simulate your organization's existing computer systems within Avalanche ST. We call these 'plug-in applications' ? simulated versions of the applications that your people use in their day-to-day jobs.
- Imagine allowing your people to practice critical scenarios in an accurate simulated version of their real environment ? with the scenario driving the software and the software affecting the scenario - that’s the power of Avalanche ST.
- GROW YOUR PREPAREDNESS CAPABILITY AS NEEDED
As your requirements grow, Avalanche ST is fully scalable to meet those needs, allowing multiple users across multiple locations. Grow your database of up-to-date scenarios and add to your preparedness skills across people, processes and technology.
- VALIDATE NEW OR EXISTING PROCESSES
Use Avalanche ST to benchmark and validate new processes or systems, or changes to existing ones. Stress-test your mission-critical processes to ensure those processes are robust and effective.