1st Edition

Business Continuity Management Significant Insights from Practice

    144 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    144 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    An essential resource to navigate a fast-changing and challenging world, this book presents core concepts and practical insights for enterprise risk management, business continuity management, and organizational resilience.

    Business continuity management is a critical aspect that investors and company directors evaluate in terms of an organizations’ sustainability and future value propositions in the face of supply chain disruptions, threats of economic recession, climate change, and the COVID-19 pandemic. This guide demonstrates a simple and systematic way to ensure that businesses are prepared for any crisis or emergency, including steps to meet the specific requirements prescribed in the international Business Continuity Standard ISO 22301, with a particular focus on the oil and gas sector. The seasoned author team brings their experience to bear on critical issues such as:

    • Where managers lose focus on the need for business continuity – and how to regain it
    • How to select and implement a business continuity management tool
    • How to plan for the "macro scenario" that combines supply chain management, risk management, business continuity, and crisis management
    • How to best utilize "peace time" to explore business continuity plans and strategies
    • Why organizations should invest in business continuity even when the “going is tough in revenue and sales”

    This guide to understanding the role of business continuity and management as an organizational strategy will earn its place on the desks of senior leaders, health and safety directors, consultants, corporate trainers, and business continuity and risk management professionals.

    Abbreviations. Foreword. About the Authors. Purpose of the Book – Prologue. Chapter 1 : Where do Leaders falter in implementing Business Continuity? Chapter 2 : Best Practice for Success in Business Continuity. Chapter 3 : Selecting a BCM Tool – Imperatives and Prime Considerations. Chapter 4 : Capital considerations for assessing Business Continuity requirements. Chapter 5 : “Peace Time” initiatives for Organization Management. Chapter 6 : Technology Resilience: How much should Business Continuity Manager know and contribute ? Chapter 7 : Implementing Business Continuity in Oil, Gas & Energy – Challenges & Issues. Chapter 8 : Business Continuity in Hard Times. Chapter 9 : What should HR consider in hiring Business Continuity Manager? Chapter 10 : Management involvement in BCM Test and Exercise – its depth. Chapter 11 : Management need and involvement in BCM Test & Exercise – its depth. Epilogue


    Kush Srivastava, MBCI, BCCE, ISO 22301 Lead Auditor, CRM, CIF, is a global award-winning seasoned Business Continuity, Crisis and Risk Management practitioner and consultant who was inducted into the BCI Hall of Fame in 2019 by The Business Continuity Institute, UK. He has 30+ years of experience in assessing, designing, and customizing BCMS frameworks leading to organizations being resilient and crisis ready across the management hierarchy. He is a contributor to the framing of UAE’s Business Continuity Management Standard, NCEMA7000.

    Dr Waddah S. Ghanem Al Hashmi, BEng (Hons), MBA, MSc, AFIChemE, FEI, FIEMA, MIoD, FBDIGCC, FIIRSM, is a certified director and respected industry specialist. He is an authority with a passion for improving the QHSE and the overall success of compliance, governance, and leadership systems in the energy sector. He has a distinguished career as a leader and functional director who demonstrates in-depth knowledge of all facets of technical, operational, and procedural systems. He has international education and compliance experience in Asia, Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. He is a published author with strong postgraduate engineering, sciences, and management education and is fluent in both English and Arabic.