A Manager's Guide to ISO22301

A Manager’s Guide to ISO22301

Practical guidance for developing and implementing a business continuity management system (BCMS) based on the international standard ISO 22301. This book provides:

  • A concise introduction to business continuity management (BCM) and ISO 22301;
  • Illustrative examples to help develop a BCMS, including detailed guidance on the business impact analysis (BIA) and risk assessment;
  • A selection of documentation templates, including a BCM policy document, to save you time; and
  • Information in a friendly, non-technical style, making it easy to understand and follow.
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Understand business continuity, using ISO22301

Providing a comprehensive introduction to the topic, the author explains how to develop and implement a business continuity and disaster recovery plan based on ISO22301, the international standard for best practice in BCM. He explains how to develop a management system based on these principles that ensures you can get back on your feet with the minimum of fuss, should the unthinkable happen.

Practical advice and detailed guidance

The book is full of illustrative examples and practical guidance on developing and implementing a BCM system. It discusses business impact analysis (BIA) and risk assessment in the context of business continuity and outlines key areas of BCM including strategy, procedures, testing, evaluation and improvement. A BCM policy and other useful document templates are provided in the appendices.

ISO22301 certification for peace of mind

ISO22301 certification is likely to become the benchmark for judging how a business will cope with severe operational problems and disasters. The author shows that certifying to the ISO22301 standard gives you peace of mind, reassures your customers and business partners and helps you meet any legal obligations for disaster contingency planning.


1. Introducing Business Continuity Management;
2. Overview of the BCM Process;
3. Business Impact Analysis and Risk Assessment;
4. Business Continuity Strategy;
5. Business Continuity Procedures;
6. Exercising and Testing;
7. Performance Evaluation;
8. Improvement;
9. BCM Culture;
10. Document Management and Control;
11. Reporting and Assurance;
12. Certification;
13. Standards and Codes of Practice;
Appendix 1: A BCM Policy;
Appendix 2: BCM Competencies;
Appendix 3: A Risk Register;
Appendix 4: A Crisis Management Team;
Appendix 5: A Communication Cascade;
Appendix 6: Document Templates;
Appendix 7: A Document Register;
Appendix 8: Acronyms and Abbreviations.

About the author

Tony Drewitt has specialised in operational risk management and business continuity management since 2001, working with small, medium and large organisations to help them develop their BCM policies, strategies and plans. Tony was one of the first practitioners to achieve certification under BS25999 (and is currently working with several organisations to develop management systems in line with ISO22301). He has written several books on business continuity, including ISO22301: A Pocket Guide and Everything You Want to Know About Business Continuity, all published by ITGP.

Full of illustrative examples and practical guidance– buy your copy today and ensure your business can get back on its feet should the unthinkable happen.

Author: Tony Drewitt
Publisher: IT Governance Publishing
Released 9 April 2013
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