Template for Business Continuity (4th Edition)

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TEMPLATE for Comprehensive Business Continuity Management to Enhance Your Organization's Resilience (DOWNLOAD):

Business Impact Analysis, Business Continuity, Emergency Response, Training, Implementation, Exercise, and Maintenance, 4th Edition

Douglas M. Henderson, FSA, CBCP

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Is YOUR business prepared for a potential disaster -- human or natural?

Could you get critical information to your employees, and sustain your sales and marketing efforts during emergency downtime?

Do your eyes glaze over just thinking about the enormity of the project -- or are you ready for just about anything that could hit you?

Not to worry! Regardless of the level of your Business Continuity Management (BCM) experience, this powerful yet easy-to-follow template and toolkit will help you create a professional, comprehensive Business Continuity plan completely customized to your industry and your specific needs -- without straining your resources or breaking your budget!


Contact Philip Jan Rothstein, FBCI ( pjr@rothstein.com, 203-740-7444) - a 30-year veteran in business continuity/disaster recovery - for a free, personalized consultation about your textbook requirements and how any of our many books on business continuity, risk, crisis, and emergency management might meet your classroom needs. Complimentary review copies are available to evaluate for class adoption in college courses and corporate professional development programs. Visit the Rothstein Associates Inc. website and the Rothstein Associates Inc. Business Survival™ Weblog.

© 2013 Rothstein Associates Inc.

Template for Business Continuity (4th Edition)

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Template for Business Continuity (4th Edition)

While no business can truly avoid all disaster situations, you can and need to be ready. With this powerful yet easy-to-use guided toolkit, you can be confident knowing how your business will react appropriately during and after an event and ensure that all departments get back on track as quickly as possible.

STEP-BY-STEP, EDITABLE TEMPLATE WITH SAMPLE PLANS TO SHOW HOW YOUR FINISHED PLAN WILL LOOK

Let Certified BCP expert Doug Henderson guide you every step of the way through this template so that, in short time, you'll create a comprehensive plan, fully customized to your own business.

First, choose either the template for a service company or for a manufacturing company. Then just open the easy-to-use Microsoft Word template and follow it page- by-page, editing and customizing it to reflect the specific needs of your company.

Instructions on how to fill in your company's information are coded in BLUE, and as you go along, you can refer to the exact same paragraph in the completed companion sample plan for guidance The author distills his extensive experience as a BC consultant to give you succinct, field-tested tips for what to include and why. He also includes an abundance of handy forms, checklists, charts, and tables for easy completion -- and for distribution to appropriate employees as needed.

This Business Continuity toolkit teems with extensively field-tested forms, checklists, questionnaires, documents for employee distribution, sample reports and plans, including:

Don't be caught unprepared. Plan Now! The future of your company and your employees may well depend on this unique and powerful tool.

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SUBSETS OF THIS TEMPLATE AND OTHER COMPLETE TEMPLATES

This product, Template for Comprehensive Business Continuity Management, is Doug Henderson's most all-inclusive, master template. Sections, or subsets, of it are also available as individual DOWNLOADS of templates as follows.

Individual topic templates in the BCMP Series include:

Other business continuity templates in DOWNLOAD format by Douglas M. Henderson include:

More About the Author


Contact Philip Jan Rothstein, FBCI ( pjr@rothstein.com, 203-740-7444) - a 30-year veteran in business continuity/disaster recovery - for a free, personalized consultation about your textbook requirements and how any of our many books on business continuity, risk, crisis, and emergency management might meet your classroom needs. Complimentary review copies are available to evaluate for class adoption in college courses and corporate professional development programs. Visit the Rothstein Associates Inc. website and the Rothstein Associates Inc. Business Survival™ Weblog.

© 2013 Rothstein Associates Inc.

Template for Business Continuity (4th Edition)

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Table of Contents

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FOLDER 1: INFORMATION COLLECTION

  1. BusinessUnitQuestionnaires.doc Folder -- A set of files used to gather information about the activities of the Business Units (the Operational Groups and Support Departments) that comprise the business. There are specific information collection questionnaire files for:
    • Administrative & Executive
    • Customer Service
    • Facility Department
    • Finance & Accounting
    • Human Resources
    • Information Technology
    • Manufacturing
    • Marketing
    • Sales
    • Security
    • Business Unit Questionnaire (for any additional business units).
  2. BusinessInformation.doc -- A comprehensive set of forms in an easy-to-use matrix format for gathering information about the business, physical environment and technology resources.
  3. GMI.CompanyProfile.doc -- A description of the business operations of a hypothetical manufacturing business.
  4. GMI.BusinessInformation.doc -- A sample completed BusinessInformation.doc for a hypothetical manufacturing business.
  5. NAPSS.CompanyProfile.doc -- A description of the business operations of a hypothetical service industry business.
  6. NAPSS.BusinessInformation.doc -- A sample completed BusinessInformation.doc for a hypothetical service industry business.

FOLDER 2: ANALYSIS

  1. BIA.BusinessImpactAnalysis.doc -- The Business Impact Analysis template will analyze your business operations. This file is designed to become the actual Business Impact Analysis for your business.
  2. RA.RiskAssessment.doc -- The Risk Assessment template will analyze the natural and man-made risks that threaten your business operations. This file is designed to become the actual Risk Assessment for your business.
  3. SD.StrategyDevelopment.doc -- The Strategy Development template will analyze strategies to ensure the ongoing function or rapid restoration of business operations. This file is designed to become the actual Strategy Development for your business.
  4. BIA.RA.SD.Analysis.doc -- The Analysis template will analyze business operations, risks and strategies. This file is designed to become the actual Business Impact Analysis, Risk Assessment and Strategy Development for your business.
  5. GMI.BIA.BusinessImpactAnalysis.doc -- A sample completed Business Impact Analysis for a hypothetical manufacturing business.
  6. GMI.RA.RiskAssessment.doc -- A sample completed Risk Assessment for a hypothetical manufacturing business.
  7. GMI.SD.StrategyDevelopment.doc -- A sample completed Strategy Development for a hypothetical manufacturing business.
  8. GMI.BIA.RA.SD.Analysis.doc -- A sample completed Business Impact Analysis, Risk Assessment and Strategy Development for a hypothetical manufacturing business.
  9. NAPSS.BIA.BusinessImpactAnalysis.doc -- A sample completed Business Impact Analysis for a hypothetical service industry business.
  10. NAPSS.RA.RiskAssessment.doc -- A sample completed Risk Assessment for a hypothetical service industry business.
  11. NAPSS.SD.StrategyDevelopment.doc -- A sample completed Strategy Development for a hypothetical service industry business.
  12. NAPSS.BIA.RA.SD.Analysis.doc -- A sample completed Business Impact Analysis, Risk Assessment and Strategy Development for a hypothetical service industry business.

FOLDER 3: PLAN DOCUMENTATION

  1. BusinessUnitPlan.doc Folder -- A set of Business Unit Plans that comprise the business. These files are designed to become the actual Business Unit Plans for your business. There are specific Business Unit Plans for:
    • Administrative & Executive
    • Customer Service
    • Facility Department Planning
    • Finance & Accounting
    • Human Resources
    • Information Technology
    • Manufacturing
    • Marketing
    • Sales
    • Security
    • Business Unit Plan (for any additional business units).
  2. BCP.doc -- The Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is the overarching plan for the business and defines the overall actions of the organization during an emergency. This file is designed to become the actual BCP for your company.
  3. GMI.BCP.doc -- A sample completed Business Continuity Plan for a hypothetical manufacturing business.
  4. NAPSS.BCP.doc -- A sample completed Business Continuity Plan for a hypothetical service industry business.
  5. CrisisManagementProtocols.doc -- The Crisis Management Protocols template defines the action steps to be taken to respond to specific disaster events. This file is designed to become the actual BCP for your company.
  6. HurricaneFloodPlan.doc -- A special hurricane and flood plan supplement for businesses that face a serious hurricane and/or flood.
  7. PandemicOutbreakPlan.doc -- A special plan to address the unique nature and preparation required to effectively respond to a pandemic outbreak.

FOLDER 4: IMPLEMENTATION AND MAINTENANCE

  1. Maintenance -- This file provides guidance for implementing and maintaining the BCM program. To assist in accomplishing this task, the file provides a checklist of meetings and exercises for the BC Coordinator to complete.
  2. EmergencyResponseGuidelinesEmployees.doc -- A plan or pamphlet for distribution to your employees that provides guidance in safely responding to emergency situations.
  3. OnePageSummary.doc -- A capsule summary of emergency actions to be taken by employees.
  4. RolloutMeetings.Overview.doc -- A review of the suggested agenda for rollout meetings with executive management, managers & department heads and employees.
  5. ExecutiveManagement.Presentation.doc -- A PowerPoint presentation designed for executive management.
  6. ManagersDepartmentHeads.Presentation.doc -- A PowerPoint presentation designed for managers and department heads.
  7. Employee.Presentation.doc -- A PowerPoint presentation designed for employees
  8. TabletopExercise.Overview.doc -- A summary of the purpose of a tabletop exercise and instructions on facilitating a tabletop exercise.
  9. GMI.ExerciseWorkbook.doc -- The exercise workbook provided to the participants of a hypothetical manufacturing business which describes a crisis event and presents questions.
  10. GMI.ExerciseWorkbook.Solutions.doc -- Suggested solutions to the exercise workbook questions of a hypothetical manufacturing business.
  11. NAPSS.ExerciseWorkbook.doc -- The exercise workbook provided to the participants of a hypothetical service industry business which describes a crisis event and presents questions.
  12. NAPSS.ExerciseWorkbook.Solutions.doc -- Suggested solutions to the exercise workbook questions of a hypothetical service industry business.

About the Author


Contact Philip Jan Rothstein, FBCI ( pjr@rothstein.com, 203-740-7444) - a 30-year veteran in business continuity/disaster recovery - for a free, personalized consultation about your textbook requirements and how any of our many books on business continuity, risk, crisis, and emergency management might meet your classroom needs. Complimentary review copies are available to evaluate for class adoption in college courses and corporate professional development programs. Visit the Rothstein Associates Inc. website and the Rothstein Associates Inc. Business Survival™ Weblog.

© 2013 Rothstein Associates Inc.

Template for Business Continuity (4th Edition)

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Excerpts

Below are links to PDFs of excerpts from major folders, files, and sub-files of this comprehensive business continuity planning template to provide a sense of its content and style. Each is copyrighted and permission is granted to use this material for purchase evaluation only.

NOTE TO USERS:

Folder 1: Information Collection

Folder 2: Analysis

Folder 3: Plan Documentation

Folder 4: Maintenance


Contact Philip Jan Rothstein, FBCI ( pjr@rothstein.com, 203-740-7444) - a 30-year veteran in business continuity/disaster recovery - for a free, personalized consultation about your textbook requirements and how any of our many books on business continuity, risk, crisis, and emergency management might meet your classroom needs. Complimentary review copies are available to evaluate for class adoption in college courses and corporate professional development programs. Visit the Rothstein Associates Inc. website and the Rothstein Associates Inc. Business Survival™ Weblog.

© 2013 Rothstein Associates Inc.

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Template for Comprehensive Business Continuity Management to Enhance Your Organization's Resilience has been peer reviewed and selected by the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS), and other professional associations for inclusion in their online bookstores.


Contact Philip Jan Rothstein, FBCI ( pjr@rothstein.com, 203-740-7444) - a 30-year veteran in business continuity/disaster recovery - for a free, personalized consultation about your textbook requirements and how any of our many books on business continuity, risk, crisis, and emergency management might meet your classroom needs. Complimentary review copies are available to evaluate for class adoption in college courses and corporate professional development programs. Visit the Rothstein Associates Inc. website and the Rothstein Associates Inc. Business Survival™ Weblog.

© 2013 Rothstein Associates Inc.

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About the Author

Douglas M. Henderson, FSA, CBCP

Douglas M. Henderson, FSA, CBCP, is President of Disaster Management, Inc. and has 20+ years of experience in the management and human resources fields with major consulting firms.

In August of 1992, Doug was the key associate of the Emergency Response Team for a consulting firm located in South Miami-Dade County. Inspired by the real life business experience with the catastrophic devastation of Hurricane Andrew and the lack of preparation within the business and academic communities, he founded his own consulting firm Disaster Management, Inc.

His clients include Bombardier Capital Group, CP Ships, Discovery Channel Latin America, Intek Plastics, Kemper-NATLSCO, Professional Golfers' Association (PGA), University of Miami, United Educators Insurance Company and numerous other organizations of all sizes. The activities he has undertaken on behalf of these organizations includes Site Inspections, Risk Assessments, Business Impact Analyses, Strategy Developments, Business Continuity Plans, Emergency Response Plans, facilitating Tabletop Exercises and more.

Doug has a BS degree in mathematics from the University of Arizona and professional certifications as a Fellow, Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP).

He has written a number of popular templates and books based on his expertise and extensive practical experience. In 2012 he co-authored with Kurt J. Engemann the college textbook Business Continuity and Risk Management: Essentials of Organizational Resilience. For more details see https://www.rothstein.com/bcrm. He is also the author of Is Your Business Ready for the Next Disaster?

Doug is the author of the Business Continuity Management and Planning (BCMP) Series of templates covering all aspects of business continuity planning, all published by Rothstein Associates Inc. This product, Template for Comprehensive Business Continuity Management, is his most all-inclusive, master template. Sections, or subsets, of it are available as individual DOWNLOADS of templates as follows.

Individual topic templates in the BCMP Series include:

Other business continuity templates in DOWNLOAD format by Douglas M. Henderson include:


Contact Philip Jan Rothstein, FBCI ( pjr@rothstein.com, 203-740-7444) - a 30-year veteran in business continuity/disaster recovery - for a free, personalized consultation about your textbook requirements and how any of our many books on business continuity, risk, crisis, and emergency management might meet your classroom needs. Complimentary review copies are available to evaluate for class adoption in college courses and corporate professional development programs. Visit the Rothstein Associates Inc. website and the Rothstein Associates Inc. Business Survival™ Weblog.

© 2013 Rothstein Associates Inc.