At this critical point in your Business Continuity Management studies and research, you need one definitive, comprehensive professional textbook that will take you to the next step. In his 4th edition of Business Continuity Management: Global Best Practices, Andrew Hiles gives you a wealth of real-world analysis and advice – based on international standards and grounded in best practices — a textbook for today, a reference for your entire career. With so much to learn in this changing profession, you don’t want to risk missing out on something you’ll need later.
Does one of these describe you?
- Preparing for a Business Continuity Management career, needing step-by-step guidelines,
- Working in BCM, looking to deepen knowledge and stay current — and create, update, or test a Business Continuity Plan.
- Managing in BCM, finance, facilities, emergency preparedness or other field, seeking to know as much as much as possible to make the decisions to keep the company going in the face of a business interruption.
Hiles has designed the book for readers on three distinct levels: Initiate, Foundation, and Practitioner. Each chapter ends with an Action Plan, pinpointing the primary message of the chapter and a Business Continuity Road Map, outlining specific actions for the reader at each level of expertise.
- New or revised sections:
- New, extensive chapter on supply chain risk – including valuable advice on contract aspects.
- Horizon scanning of new risks.
- Fresh perspectives.
- Multilateral continuity planning.
- Impact of new technologies, including mobile computing, cloud computing, bring your own device, and the Internet of things.
- Extensive, up-to-the-minute coverage of global/country-specific standards, with detailed appendices on ISO 22301/22313 and NFPA 1600.
- BCP exercising and testing.
- Helpful discussion on issues relating to certification professional certification.
- New revealing case studies and vivid examples of crises and disruptions – and effective response to them.
- Updated action plans and roadmaps.
- Proven techniques to win consensus on BC strategy and planning.
- Hint of the future – what’s next for BCM?
- Demonstrates step-by-step how to build and maintain a world-class BC management system and plan. Shares field-tested tools and hard-won insights about what works and why.
- Chapter learning objectives, case studies and real-life examples, self-examination and discussion questions, forms, checklists, charts and graphs, glossary, index.
- 492-page book + hundreds of pages of Downloadable Resources, including project plans, risk analysis forms, BIA spreadsheets, BC plan formats, exercise/test material, checklists, and a variety of editable models, templates, and spreadsheets.
- Instructional Materials including valuable and extensive educational tools, such as syllabi, test bank, slides – for use by approved adopters in college courses and professional development training.
Andrew Hiles, Hon FBCI, EIoSCM, is an internationally renowned practitioner, consultant to blue chip companies and government agencies, and trainer of two generations of Business Continuity professionals.
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