Business Continuity Management: Global Best Practices

Business Continuity Management: Global Best Practices

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 the actions for the reader at that level.NEW in the 4th Edition:Supply chain risk — extensive chapter with valuable advice on contracting.Standards — timely information and analysis of global/country-specific standards, with detailed appendices on ISO 22301/22313 and NFPA 1600.New technologies and their impact ? mobile computing, cloud computing, bring your own device, Internet of things, and more.Case studies ? vivid examples of crises and disruptions and responses to them.Horizon scanning of new risks ? and a hint of the future of BCM.Professional certification and training ? explores issues so important to your career.Proven techniques to win consensus on BC strategy and planning.BCP testing ? advice and suggestions on conducting a successful exercise or test of your planTo assist with learning — chapter learning objectives, case studies, real-life examples, self-examination and discussion questions, forms, checklists, charts and graphs, glossary, and index.Downloadable resources and tools ? hundreds of pages, including project plans, risk analysis forms, BIA spreadsheets, BC plan formats, and more.Instructional Materials — valuable classroom tools, including Instructor?s Manual, Test Bank, and slides — available for use by approved adopters in college courses and professional development training.

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About the Author

p>Andrew Hiles, Hon FBCI, EIoSCM, has traveled to 60+ countries during 35 years, consulting to major private and government organizations and training the next generation of Business Continuity (BC) practitioners.
A graduate of Manchester University, UK, Hiles is a founding director of Kingswell International Limited, a global consulting firm specializing in Risk, Crisis, and BC Management. He has worked with numerous blue chip organizations, including inter-governmental, governmental, defense, aerospace, hi-tech, banking, insurance, oil, gas, energy, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, and retail sectors.
In 1997, Hiles was presented with the Western Press Award for services to business; in 1999 he was nominated for Lifetime Achievement at the first Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Awards ceremony in the UK.
As founding director and first fellow of BCI, Hiles is widely recognized as a pioneer in expanding and advancing BC as a global business discipline:
“Andrew was instrumental in the formation of the Business Continuity Institute and is certainly one of our most celebrated members. In recent years his writings have given great leadership to our profession and even convinced many students to think of BCM as a valuable and credible long- term career option.”
–Lyndon Bird, FBCI, Technical Director, The Business Continuity Institute
“At many of the pivotal points of our profession’s evolution, somehow Andrew Hiles is right there or very close by. From the beginning he’s been at the leading edge, helping to direct and shape our profession into a growing and globally accepted business discipline.”
–Phillip Jan Rothstein, FBCI, Publisher and Management Consultant Rothstein Associates Inc.

In 2004, Hiles was inducted into the Business Continuity Hall of Fame by CPM (Contingency Planning and Management) Magazine in Washington, DC, for demonstrating consistent high standards over time and global reach.

–This text refers to the paperback edition.

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#369,660 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store) #37 in Risk Management (Kindle Store) #100 in Communication in Management #124 in Risk Management (Books)

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