Skip to main content

A Guide to Business Continuity Planning

A Guide to Business Continuity Planning

James C. Barnes

ISBN: 978-0-471-53015-2

Jun 2001

182 pages

In Stock



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 condidently 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
Introduction by Philip Jan Rothstein

The Structure of the Book


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)


Strategy Selection

Computer Center Recovery

Other Component Recovery

Communications Recovery

Facilities Recovery


Staff Recovery

Vendor Selection

Customer Relations

Plan Strategies

Plan Development


Documentation Rules

Testing and Maintenance