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Business Continuity Management Simplified

A simple, straightforward, practical approach

Language:  English
A straightforward, pragmatic and practical guide to implementing, maintaining and proving a robust, fit for purpose business continuity capability.
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This book distils what is often seen as a complex process into one that is simple to understand, simple to implement and simple to maintain. It provides a no-nonsense ‘how to’ guide that can help you with the process of developing practical, workable business continuity strategies, solutions and plans, and simplify your journey to a robust, fit for purpose business continuity capability.

About the Author

Andy Osborne is a highly experienced business continuity, risk and crisis management consultant, trainer and author. In his 20+ years as an independent consultant, he has helped more than 200 clients, of all shapes and sizes, worldwide, across a broad range of industry sectors, to develop, implement, prove and maintain their business continuity capability.

  • About the Author
  • Introduction
  1. What’s It All About?
    1. What is business continuity management?
    2. Four key questions
    3. Before and after
    4. A business continuity capability vs. a business continuity plan
    5. The business continuity management life cycle
  2. Analysis
    1. What do we need to analyse, and why?
    2. Business impact analysis
    3. Risk assessment
    4. Dependency modelling
    5. Strategy definition
  3. Implementation
    1. A word of warning
    2. Implementation activities
    3. A matter of policy
    4. An incident management and business continuity plan framework
    5. Business continuity plan development
    6. A simple, tried and tested business continuity plan format
    7. It’s not the plan, it’s the planning
  4. Verification
    1. When is a plan not a plan?
    2. Exercising and testing
    3. Education and awareness
    4. Health Check Review
    5. Continuous improvement
  • Conclusion
  • Endnotes
  • Table of Figures
  • Appendices
  • Appendix 1- Example Business Continuity Dependency Model
  • Appendix 2 – Other Books by Andy Osborne
  • Appendix 3 - Some Useful Sources of Information
About the Author

Andy Osborne