Building a Business Impact Analysis (BIA) Process: A Hands-on Blueprint

1st Edition

Barry A. Cardoza

CRC Press
Published November 1, 2006
Reference - 416 Pages
ISBN 9780972713450 - CAT# K12448

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The BIA (Business Impact Analysis) is not just all about satisfying management requirements. Its most important goal is to provide your organization (business, hospital, or agency) with a solid data foundation upon which you can build a meaningful, comprehensive Business Continuity Plan (BCP).

In Building a Business Impact Analysis (BIA) Process: A Hands-on Blueprint, Barry Cardoza uses his teaching and lecturing skills to clearly lead you through a concise, step-by-step blueprint for building not just another "window dressing document", but an entire, systematic, functioning BIA Process.

He shows you how to:

  • Obtain the all-important Executive Support that gives you your analysis authority.
  • Involve stakeholders in the planning process, and obtain their honest, meaningful input
  • Establish the goals, and "Big Picture" scope of your entire BIA process
  • Focus on what’s important, and not get side-tracked by minutia
  • Collect, and then validate your data
  • Analyze your collected data, and produce a concise, valuable document, one that is a cornerstone piece in the entire organizational Business Model
  • Keep your BIA current, dynamic and meaningful

A FREE, accompanying CD-ROM contains:

  • A flow chart of BIA considerations and action items
  • Sample communications and forms
  • Customized example of Spreadsheet approach to data collection and analysis
  • Customized example of a Database approach to data collection and analysis

A good BIA-based BCP that is team-driven, flexible and useful, today and tomorrow, is what works! Whatever your job accountability is in your organization: management, business continuity, risk or loss prevention, crisis preparedness and response, or education & training – this is your designated, hands-on guidebook!


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