A Guide to Business Continuity Planning

  • ID: 2214321
  • Book
  • 182 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The interest in Business Continuity has gained significant momentum in 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.

"Jim Barnes has succeeded in providing us a much–needed tool, with which we can confidently face many of the day–to–day challenges of business contingency planning ... With this book, he has taken an important step in removing much of the guesswork and frustration from the business continuity implementation project." From the Foreword by Philip Jan Rothstein, FBCI, President of Rothstein Associates Inc., Publisher of The Rothstein Catalog on Disaster Recovery, 2001
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Introduction by Philip Jan Rothstein

The Structure of the Book

Phases

Project Foundation

Initial Assessment

BCP Evaluation Questionnaire

Pre–Engagement Questionnaire

Work Plan

The Proposal

Kick–off Meeting

Policy Statement

Data Requests

Business Assessment

Risk Assessment

Business Impact Analysis (BIA)

Conclusions

Strategy Selection

Computer Center Recovery

Other Component Recovery

Communications Recovery

Facilities Recovery

Insurance

Staff Recovery

Vendor Selection

Customer Relations

Plan Strategies

Plan Development

Teams

Documentation Rules

Testing and Maintenance

Testing

Maintenance
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JAMES C. BARNES, Manager of Deloitte & Touche, has over 13 years of extensive experience in Business Continuity Planning. Most recently, he assisted in the design of a Business Continuity Company Certification course, which he taught in Europe, South America, and the United States. He has written over 300 Business Continuity Plans of which 12 have been successfully exercised, and specializes in the areas of continuity risk management, vulnerability and risk assessment, business continuity planning, BCP policies and standards, strategic planning for financial institutions, and economic forecasting.

Mr. Barnes has held several positions in these areas, such as Director of Business Continuity Planning for Citibank, Florida, where seven of his plans were exercised during Hurricane Andrew. He has also conducted numerous seminars on business continuity planning throughout the United States, working with clients such as Johnson and Johnson, the Chicago Stock Exchange, The First American Financial Corporation, MONY, and Conseco.
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