Business Continuity Management System

A complete guide to implementing a business continuity management system in line with ISO 22301.


Book Details

Dimensions 155 x 235 cm

Kogan Page

Publication date

11 Mar 2014







Edition Number


About The Author

Jianping Shi

Is a highly experienced business and investment consultant with over 20 years' experience. She has worked in various sectors including financial services and management consultancies and she has a strong background in corporate strategic planning, asset management, risk management and business continuity management. She is Chief Executive of Instramax, which is an international provider of business continuity services.

Wei Ning Zechariah Wong

Is a principal consultant at Atkins providing business continuity management solutions to organizations across a range of sectors. He is one of the leading experts at the British Standards Institution (BSI), where he contributed to the development of the world's first business continuity standard BS 25999. He has written for several journals in the area including Journal and .

A business continuity management system (BCMS) is a management framework that prepares the organization by developing business continuity strategies to meet its business and statutory obligations during an incident. It is about optimizing service availability and preserving business performance to secure future growth in the market.
Business Continuity Management System offers a complete guide to establishing a fit-for-purpose business continuity capability in your organization. Structured in line with the principles of ISO22301 (the International Standard for business continuity management) and with current best practice, this user-friendly book covers the whole life cycle of developing, establishing, operating and evaluating a BCMS initiative. It is aimed at new and seasoned business continuity practitioners involved in business continuity activities in their organizations, whatever the size and sector. It includes proven techniques and easy-to-use methodologies that specifically support the implementation of those requirements specified in ISO 22301. Pragmatic approaches supported by in-depth explanations guide you to assess and improve your organization’s BCMS performance. This is the first book to offer an end-to-end solution that addresses all aspects of implementing an effective BCMS.
Business Continuity Management System is intended to act as a catalyst to accelerate progress on the journey from business continuity management and risk management to the creation and implementation of a business continuity management system, both by enhancing the BCM and risk competence of individual readers and by contributing to shared knowledge in implementing ISO 22301 in organizations.