If you had to evacuate from your building right now and were told you couldn't get back in for two weeks, would you know what to do to ensure your business continues to operate? Would your staff? Would every person who works for your organization? Increasing threats to business operations, both natural and man-made, mean a disaster could occur at any time. It is essential that corporations and institutions develop plans to ensure the preservation of business operations and the technology that supports them should risks become reality. Building an Enterprise-Wide Business Continuity Program goes beyond theory to provide planners with actual tools needed to build a continuity program in any enterprise. Drawing on over two decades of experience creating continuity plans and exercising them in real recoveries, including 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, Master Business Continuity Planner, Kelley Okolita, provides guidance on each step of the process. She details how to validate the plan and supplies time-tested tips for keeping the plan action-ready over the course of time.  Disasters can happen anywhere, anytime, and for any number of reasons. However, by proactively planning for such events, smart leaders can prepare their organizations to minimize tragic consequences and readily restore order with confidence in the face of such adversity.

chapter 2|14 pages

Selling the Program

chapter 6|6 pages

Business Impact Analysis What is a BIA?

chapter 7|6 pages

Resource Requirements

chapter 8|6 pages

Recovery Strategies

chapter 9|14 pages

Documenting the Plan

chapter 11|14 pages

Testing the Recovery Plan

chapter 15|20 pages

Pandemic Planning An Infl uenza Tutorial

chapter 16|18 pages

Life Safety What Is Life Safety?

chapter 17|22 pages

Transitioning from Project to Program

chapter 20|6 pages

The Regulatory Environment

chapter 21|8 pages

Communication Tools

chapter 22|22 pages

Lessons Learned from Real Recoveries

chapter |2 pages


chapter C|10 pages

Exercise Checklist