Building an Enterprise-Wide Business Continuity Program

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CRC Press, Apr 19, 2016 - Business & Economics - 344 pages
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If you had to evacuate from your building right now and were told you couldn’t get back in for two weeks, would you know what to do to ensure your business continues to operate? Would your staff? Would every person who works for your organization?

Increasing threats to business operations, both natural and man-made, mean a disaster could occur at any time. It is essential that corporations and institutions develop plans to ensure the preservation of business operations and the technology that supports them should risks become reality.

Building an Enterprise-Wide Business Continuity Program goes beyond theory to provide planners with actual tools needed to build a continuity program in any enterprise. Drawing on over two decades of experience creating continuity plans and exercising them in real recoveries, including 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, Master Business Continuity Planner, Kelley Okolita, provides guidance on each step of the process. She details how to validate the plan and supplies time-tested tips for keeping the plan action-ready over the course of time.

Disasters can happen anywhere, anytime, and for any number of reasons. However, by proactively planning for such events, smart leaders can prepare their organizations to minimize tragic consequences and readily restore order with confidence in the face of such adversity.

 

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Contents

Where It All Began from Someone Who Was There
1
Selling the Program
11
Your Planning Team and Your Vital Records Program
25
Risk Evaluation and Control
33
Business Impact Analysis
49
Resource Requirements
55
Recovery Strategies
61
Documenting the Plan
67
Transitioning from Project to Program
163
Industry Certifications and Professionalization
185
The Regulatory Environment
195
Tools Software RecoveryContracts Consultants and Other Matters
201
Summary and Lessons Learned from Real Events
209
Appendices
231
Sample BusinessResumption Plan
233
Sample InitialResponse Plan for Small Sites
289

Training and Awareness Programs
81
Testing the Recovery Plan
85
Coordinating with Public Agencies
99
Crisis ManagementEvent Management
103
Crisis Communications
115
Pandemic Planning
125
Life Safety
145
TestPlanning Guide and SampleTest Plan for BusinessUnit Exercises at an Alternate Site
301
Test Scenarios
311
AlternateSite Development Kit
313
BusinessContinuityPlanner Job Description
317
Back cover
321
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