Gartner Research

Best Practices for Identity and Access Management Program Management and Governance

Published: 25 May 2011

ID: G00212791

Analyst(s): Ant Allan , Tom Scholtz , Earl Perkins


Identity and access management initiatives need good program management and sound governance, but existing information security programs and governance frameworks may be incomplete. Follow Gartner's best practices to establish fit-for-purpose IAM program management and governance.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • What Is an IAM Program, and Why Do We Need One?
  • What Are the Functions of an IAM Program?
  • What Are the Core Elements of an IAM Program?
  • What Is Governance of IAM?
  • How Does Governance of IAM Differ From ISG?
    • I4: IT Investment Portfolios (Program and Portfolio Management)
    • M9: Business Benefits Realization
  • Does Governance of IAM Demand Any New Forums?
  • How Does the IAM PMO Differ From the Information Security PMO?

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