Business Resilience: A Practical Guide to Sustained Progress Delivered at Pace

  • 6h
  • David Robertson, Islam Choudhury, Jawwad Tanvir, Serhiy Kovela, Sheila Roberts
  • Kogan Page
  • 2022

In an increasingly VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) business world, it is more important than ever for organizations to build resilience into their everyday practice.

Business Resilience is a practical guide to making organizations more resilient and improving current practices by building on what the organization does well. It explains how managers should constantly monitor their business environment and adapt their priorities depending on the level of disruption - from gradual innovation and improvement in good times to swarming on a single problem during a crisis.

Based on the authors' new models for resilience and progress, this book includes frameworks and tools which can be tailored to any organization and used as stand-alone improvements or combined across teams and departments. These practices avoid unnecessary change but enable rapid and sustainable improvements in product development, service delivery and customer value. Learn how to survive and thrive in any environment with this actionable approach to making progress at pace and effectively embedding business resilience.

About the Author

David Roberts co-founded the 1st APMG Consultancy and Training Accredited Organisation, leading client initiatives in strategy implementation and continuously adapting services to ever-changing requirements. He is a Director of the Agile Business Consortium since 2019, a Chartered Project Professional (Ch.PP) and Chartered Management Consultant (Ch.MC). He is based in Bournemouth.

Sheila Roberts was a Sister in Intensive Care. After 20 years in health she co-founded the 1st jointly accredited APMG Training and Consulting Organization. She has had appointments as a best practice examiner, quality reviewer and member of the PRINCE2 Reference Group. She is currently an APM Assessor for Chartered Project Professionals and Chair of Examiners for some APM qualifications. Sheila is Chair of the Industry Body, Association for Training Excellence and has contributed to publications. She is based in Bournemouth.

Dr Islam Choudhury is Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science and Mathematics at Kingston University. He is also a Director of the Agile Business Consortium working on promoting Business Agility worldwide. He is a certified APMG AgilePM and AgileBA trainer and has been teaching and recommending the agile way of working to students over many years. He is based in London.

Jawwad Tanvir is CEO of Metallogen Ltd. He offers consultancy to SMEs in implementation of Better Business Cases, Management of Value, Business Agility & Lean Solutions. Jawwad is also an APMG Accredited Trainer for Better Business Cases and Scrum Master and disseminates his experience through training government and software development organizations. He is based in Birmingham.

Dr Serhiy Kovela is Associate Professor in Project Management at New College of the Humanities at Northeastern, based in London, UK. He is an accredited AgilePM trainer and Chartered IT Professional consulting in project management and business IT and working with executive audiences in the UK and internationally.

In this Book

  • Qualifications
  • Trademarks
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Introduction to Business Resilience
  • Principles of Business Resilience
  • Business Resilience Framework and Progress @ Pace 8-4-8 Model
  • Roles for Business Resilience
  • RESILIENCE Foundations
  • A PACE Culture
  • PROGRESS Cycle
  • Pure Business Resilience implementation strategies
  • Tools for Business Resilience
  • Resilience Profile
  • Adapting the Business Resilience Framework
  • Insights from the front line
  • Glossary