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Manager's guide to contingency planning for disasters : protecting vital facilities and critical operations
Myers, Kenneth N., 1932-
Personal Author:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Wiley, 1999.
Physical Description:
xvii, 234 pages ; 24 cm
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With the help of an implementation strategy, guidelines for minimizing development costs, and insight into a proven plan development methodology, Manager's Guide to Contingency Planning for Disasters: Protecting Vital Facilities and Critical Operations helps you to:
* Establish a corporate contingency plan policy and strategy that will ensure timely completion of a plan with minimal disruption to operations.
* Minimize plan development costs
* Understand the importance of conducting briefings to communicate the proper mindset before the plan development process begins.
* Save time and money by avoiding the consultant's traditional approach of extensive information-gathering that contributes little to the development of practical solutions
Remember that you have good people on your management team who don't need a lot of detailed instruction on how to do things in an emergency situation. Precisely "how" they do anything will depend on the specific nature of the disaster and the extent of the damage. Addressing complex hypothetical disaster combinations does not make good business sense. Just prepare "what if" strategies for a worst case and rely on the judgment of your line managers to cope with less severe incidents.

Author Notes

KENNETH N. MYERS is an internationally recognized contingency planning specialist. Since 1972, he has been President of K. N. Myers & Associates, Inc., in Annapolis, Maryland, and has prepared disaster contingency plans for leading organizations throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. He has appeared on the Financial Management Network's Business Tonight and is featured in continuing education segments for the Financial Management Network. Mr. Myers developed curriculums for disaster recovery planning seminars for the Battelle Institute and the American Management Association and was called to New York to consult with the largest tenant in the World Trade Center following its bombing. He is also the author of the first edition of this book, Total Contingency Planning for Disasters: Managing Risk .Minimizing Loss.Ensuring Business Continuity.

Table of Contents

Defining the Problem
Awareness and Education
Project Planning
Business Impact Analysis
Implementation Strategy
Plan Development: The Myers Process
Maintenance, Education, and Testing
Guidelines for Internal Consultants and Consulting Firms