Recently I read a newly published book by one of my online friends, Charley Newnham. Her book is entitled “No Nonsense Business Continuity Planning” and is pretty true to the title.
Regular readers may recall I have previously reviewed Charley’s blog – a project she set up to help develop her thinking as part of her MSc in Resilience.
The new book is targeted at the BCM newcomer, offering the basic information they need to get started with BCP.
Too often in the real world, Business Continuity Planning is most often done as a part-time job, by people with little training and support.
If that is you, or somebody you know, then this is a book designed to help.
It recognises that when you are in this position your are probably time poor and need to be able to obtain new information in a way that enables you to quickly adapt ideas into your own situations.
The book combines an easy to read style, with a sensible, logical progression that somebody new to the field can pick up and immediately start to work with. Most importantly it includes the tools and templates to get you started and worked examples of how to use these tools.
This book will not make you an instant expert, nor should it as that takes time and practice. It will get you up and running in your new responsibility – and that is the critical first step on the road to expertise.
And the price will not break the bank – less than a cup of coffee for the Kindle version. Makes it a great idea for those Secret Santa and office Christmas gifts!
Good job Charley.