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Business Continuity Planning : A Project Management Approach (Hardcover) (Ralph L. Kliem & Gregg D.
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If a major event such as a terrorist attack, 7.2 earthquake, tsunami, or hacker attack were to disrupt business operations, would your organization be prepared to respond to the financial, political, and social impacts? In order for your company to be resilient, it must be ready to respond and recover quickly from the impact of such events. Business continuity is the discipline that can help your organization become truly resilient.Business Continuity Planning: A Project Management Approach explains how to deploy project management, risk management, business continuity, and business preparedness methods in a manner that will ensure organizational resiliency. With an emphasis on building business preparedness plans, it covers the fundamental principles of project management, risk management, business continuity, and business preparedness.Upon reading this book, you will learn how to apply project management to institute business continuity governance and to build and maintain business preparedness plans. You will also learn what’s required to conduct an effective business impact analysis.Detailing a proven plan for achieving business continuity and business preparedness, the book includes numerous diagrams, checklists, and tools to help you determine exactly what you must do to prepare for a serious event. It also explains how to test your continuity plans and evaluate preparedness processes to ensure your organization will be truly prepared to withstand or recover from the next emergency, disaster, or catastrophic event to affect your organization.
Earthquakes. Tsunamis. Pandemics. Firestorms. Hacker attacks. Not only do such events have socio-political impact but financial impacts, too, to firms of all sizes in all industries. Yet, the number of firms that do not prepare themselves is unbelievable. This book presents an integrated approach that firms can follow to become more resilient. The book provides diagrams, checklists, and other tools to help readers determine what they need to do for their firm to withstand or recover from a serious event.