Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) are two separate and related concepts that are often lumped together when developing recovery plans. Let's start with some quick definitions.
The Plan. The first step to building an action plan template is to outline the final goal. Write down you final objective including the time to completion and cost of the project. Next break down the path to that goal in several consecutive steps. Assign a cost and time to each of these steps. Take not if multiple steps can be completed at the same time of one step must preclude another.