A Guide to Business Continuity Planning

A Guide to Business Continuity Planning

James C. Barnes

Publisher: Wiley, 2003, 174 pages

ISBN: 0-471-53015-8

Keywords: Business Continuity Planning

Last modified: May 28, 2007, 5:43 p.m.

The interest in Business Continuity has gained significant momentum inb the last few years, especially with the Y2K non-event, the increasing corporate dependence on computer systems and the growing levels of devastation associated with recent disasters.

This book takes an organization interested in continuity planning through the processes needed to develop an effective plan.

  1. Introduction
    • The Structure of the Book
      • Phases
  2. Project Foundation
    • Initial Assessment
    • BCP Evaluation Questionnaire
    • Pre-Engagement Questionnaire
    • Work Plan
    • The Proposal
    • Kick-off Meeting
    • Policy Statement
    • Data Requests
  3. Business Assessment
    • Risk Assessment
    • Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
    • Conclusions
  4. Strategy Selection
    • Computer Center Recovery
      • No Strategy
      • Relocate, Rebuild, Restore
      • Cold Site
      • Hot-Site
      • Hot-Site with Electronic Vaulting
      • Active Recovery Site (Mirrored)
      • Reciprocal Agreements
    • Other Component Recovery
    • Communications Recovery
      • Voice Communications
      • Data Communications
    • Facilities Recovery
      • Structure
      • Power
    • Insurance
      • Business Income Insurance
      • Additional Coverages
    • Staff Recovery
    • Vendor Selection
    • Customer Relations
    • Plan Strategies
  5. Plan Development
    • Teams
      • Emergency Management Team (EMT)
      • Recovery Teams
    • Documentation Rules
  6. Testing and Maintenance
    • Testing
    • Maintenance

Reviews

A Guide to Business Continuity Planning

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

Mediocre **** (4 out of 10)

Last modified: May 21, 2007, 2:54 a.m.

This is an excellent guide for senior management regarding BCP. It doesn't contain anything useful for a professional though.

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