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Three Steps to Business Continuity Aligning to ISO 22301

Title (German)

Drei Schritte zur Aufrechterhaltung der Betriebsfähigkeit


This bilingual book (in German and English) enables the development and implementation of a professional Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) in three steps. It also describes approaches to integrating requirements into an already existing integrated management system of a company. The book offers comprehensive information on this topic, while focussing on easy and quick applicability. In this way, a solid BCMS can be implemented within a short time, ensuring that operational disruptions are avoided and - if they do occur - that the company can respond quickly, effectively and efficiently so that it is able to recover from the disruption within a defined period of time. A BCMS is part of good and responsible corporate governance.
Quick and effective BCMS
The guide helps to set up an effective control system for maintaining operational capability in accordance with international Best Practice, or to align an existing system with it. Small and medium-sized companies will find a practical step-by-step guide to protecting the company from disruptions.
Topics included
The book explains the requirements set out in DIN EN ISO 22301 for a control system for maintaining business continuity (BCMS) and breaks down the standard into concrete steps based on the PDCA cycle (Deming cycle) and its components (Plan - Do - Check - Act).

  • Understanding relevant external and internal company issues
  • Obligation of the management, supported by guidelines and responsibility
  • Justification of strategic goals and mission statements
  • Resources to support the BCMS


  • Definition of requirements and hazard potentials (BIA and RA)
  • Definition of strategies and requirements for the BCMS and selection of solutions for implementation
  • Implementation of solutions through control measures with competent teams
  • Proof of compliance with the requirements of the BIA

Check and Act

  • Performance evaluation
  • Improvement

The sections are explained using a generic case study and are therefore particularly suitable for beginners. Due to the bilingual text, it is also recommended for companies that operate internationally.
This book is for:
Company owners, company managers, line managers, controllers, process owners, and all other parties involved in setting up and implementing processes to manage business continuity - in short: to everyone who is responsible for protecting the company from disruptions

Series DIN Media Praxis
Author Dr. Frank Herdmann, Saul Midler
ISBN 978-3-410-30168-4
Edition 1. edition
Edition 2021-03
Cover Paper covers
Format A5
Pages 199 Pages
Medium Print
Original language German , English
Price from 48.00 €