Introduction: BCI Good Practice Guidelines Series

Courtney Bowers Courtney Bowers | May 11, 2015


The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) publishes the Good Practice Guidelines (GPGs), which is a compilation of six professional practices that provide guidance to business continuity practitioners on implementing and maintaining a business continuity program. While the BCI GPGs generally align with ISO 22301, which provides high-level guidance on establishing a business continuity management system, the Practices actually enhance ISO 22301 by answering the “why” and “how” of establishing a program.

As stated in the BCI Good Practices:

Management system standards, such as ISO 22301, provide an approved process, a set of principles and terminology for a specific subject area or discipline. They provide a technical specification approved by a recognized standardization body for the repeated or continuous application of a process against which an organization can be measured. They do not explain what an individual needs to learn to become a practitioner in the discipline, how they might go about applying their skills and knowledge, or how an organization might implement BC.



This blog series discusses each of the six professional practices – providing an overview, examining the value, and illustrating use with a case study – including:

The links above will be updated as new articles in the series are posted.

If you’d like to discuss the GPGs or ISO 22301 (alignment or pursuing ISO 22301 certification), please reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from you!

Additional Resources:


Courtney Bowers
Avalution Consulting