New 2nd Edition! Principles and Practice of Business Continuity: Tools and Techniques By Jim Burtles


Available for Pre-Order and epub – Shipping in print March 1, 2016!

In this second edition of Principles and Practice of Business Continuity: Tools and Techniques, Jim Burtles speaks to you directly and personally.

 From his decades of experience, he walks you through six main scenarios, teaching you to handle any contingency. He promises, “If you and your organization are prepared to deal with these six generic risks, you will be able to recover from any business disaster!”

 With logical, step-by-step actions and real-world examples, Burtles gives you the confidence to get the job done, teaching you how to

  • bring people together to win executive support,
  • create a business continuity plan,
  • organize response teams, and
  • recover from the disruption.

Designed with the classroom in mind, this new and updated edition of Principles and Practice of Business Continuity: Tools and Techniques (2nd Edition) begins each chapter with learning objectives and ends with a multiple-choice self-examination. Thought-provoking exercises help the student to apply the materials from each chapter to personal experience. The book ends with a comprehensive glossary of the standard key terms currently in use in the industry and a full index.

  • Ideal for senior undergraduate, MBA, certificate, and corporate training programs
  • Endorsed by The Business Continuity Institute
  • Comprehensive how-to guide with basic BCM principles and best practices
  • Downloads with 24 planning/analysis tools
  • Sample plans, checklists, templates, case studies, exercises, Web references
  • Instructor Materials, including PowerPoint slides, syllabus and instructor’s manual (available on confirmed course adoption)

Principles and Practice of Business Continuity: Tools and Techniques (2nd Edition) is organized with all the features you need to master business continuity:

  • Each chapter starts with learning objectives and ends with a multiple-choice self-examination covering the main points.
  • Thought-provoking exercises at the end of each chapter help you to apply the materials from the chapter to your own experience.
  • A glossary of the key terms currently in use in the industry and a full index allow for more depth of study.
  • A downloadable Business Continuity Toolkit offers wealth of extra online material prepared specially for you by Jim Burtles.

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The book is organized around the phases of planning for and achieving resiliency in an organization:

Part I: Preparation and Startup

  • Learn the essentials of the Business Continuity discipline and profession and the practical basic information that will help you move fast to achieve results.

Part II: Building a Foundation

  • Gather and analyze the information you need to identify possible threats, deal with the symptoms, and take steps to prevent the consequences.

Part III: Responding and Recovering

  • Organize resources, teams, and facilities to protect, recover, and restore critical business activities.

Part IV: Planning and Implementing

  • Create the plans that are at the heart of your Business Continuity program. Manage plans, resources, and people for a BC capability that will stand the test of time.

Part V: Long-term Continuity

  • Move beyond basic planning to audit and maintain capabilities, enhance governance, and prepare for a rewarding career in Business Continuity.

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Contents

See http://rothsteinpublishing.com/principles-and-practice-of-business-continuity-burtles/#contents

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Reviews

Principles and Practice of Business Continuity: Tools and Techniques puts the skin on the bones of business continuity and provides wider knowledge of the activities associated with design, development, delivery, and management of business continuity for all sizes and types of organizations.”

– Owen Gregory MBCI, Senior Lecturer, Buckinghamshire New University, UK

“I know that this second edition of Principles and Practice of Business Continuity: Tools and Techniques will make an excellent addition to our resources, and should form an essential part of every practitioner’s learning and development.”

– Deborah Higgins MBCI, Head of Learning and Development, The Business Continuity Institute

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About the Author

Jim Burtles

Jim Burtles KLJ, MMLJ, Hon FBCI is a well-known and respected leader within the business continuity profession. Now semi-retired and living in West London, he can look back and reflect upon the lessons learned from a wealth of experience gained in some 40 years of practice, spread across 4 continents and 24 countries. He was granted Freedom of the City of London in 1992, received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001, and was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) in 2010. In 2005, he was granted the rank of a Knight of Grace in the Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, an ancient and charitable order which cares for those afflicted with leprosy and similar debilitating diseases.

Working as an IBM field engineer, in the mid-70s he took on the role of a rescue engineer, helping customers recover their damaged systems in the wake of fires, floods, and bombings. This type of work was the beginning of what later became known as disaster recovery. During the 80s, he became an early pioneer of what was then the emerging business continuity profession. In 1994 he helped to found the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) and now serves on its Global Membership Council, representing the interests of the worldwide membership. His practical
experience includes hands-on recovery work with victims of traumatic events such as explosions,
earthquakes, storms, and fires. This includes technical assistance and support in 90-odd disasters, as well as advice and guidance for clients in over 200 emergency situations.

Over the past 40 years, Jim Burtles has introduced more than 3,500 people into the business continuity profession through formal training programs and has provided specialist training for another 800 or so through workshops covering specific subjects or skill areas. For several years he was a regular visiting lecturer at Coventry University.

Recent published works include Coping with a Crisis: A Counselor’s Guide to the Restabilization Process, 2011, and Emergency Evacuation Planning for Your Workplace: From Chaos to Life-Saving Solutions, published by Rothstein Publishing in August 2013.

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America’s Crisis Guru® Jim Lukaszewski Webinar Series: “Overcoming Challenging Leadership Communication Situations”


Rothstein Publishing and Soundview Executive Book Summaries present:

 A 2-part conversation with author Jim Lukaszewski,

America’s Crisis Guru®

Webinar Series: “Overcoming Challenging Leadership Communication Situations” 

Communicating Change, Conflict Resolution,

Communicating During Contentious Situations, and Communicating

in Reputation-Threatening Environments

 

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Soundview Media Group

Dates:

January 27, 2015
February 10, 2015
Time: Each event will begin at 1:00pm US Eastern Time (75 Minutes)

 Package:

One registration includes 2 webinars for teams/groups/individuals, with access to replays, plus one eBook of the bestselling Lukaszewski on Crisis Communication ($29.95 value from Rothstein Publishing), all for $169.00

 Registration Link:

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 Event Description:

 In this Soundview Media Group webinar, Overcoming Challenging Communication Situations , nationally recognized communication expert Jim Lukaszewski, America’s Crisis Guru ™, and the author of 12 books on crisis management, shares four decades of professional expertise helping business leaders and those who advise them with the most challenging, sensitive communication situations: Communicating Change, ConfliLukaszewski on Crisis Communicationct Resolution, Communicating During Contentious Situations and Communicating in Reputation-threatening Environments.

One eBook of Lukaszewski on Crisis Communication from Rothstein Publishing ($29.95 value) is included with each registration. This book was selected as one of “30 Best Business Books of the Year” by Soundview Executive Book Summaries.

About the Speaker:

Jim LukaszewskiJames E. Lukaszewski ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA, America’s Crisis Guru™ is an expert in managing and counteracting tough, touchy, sensitive and contentious corporate communications issues. He counsels and coaches companies and their leaders facing serious internal and external problems involving: negative community relations and grassroots campaigns; influencing and mobilizing employee attitudes; preempting reputational threats; crisis communication management; ethics/integrity/compliance issues; media relations strategy; exposure management and issue surveillance and corporate civil and criminal litigation. He is frequently retained by senior management to directly intervene and manage the resolution of corporate problems and bad news. He can help damaged executives, leaders and their organizations recover, if they are willing.

You will learn:

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