Gartner Research

A Successful IAM Program Begins With a Vision

Published: 25 March 2014

ID: G00260022

Analyst(s): Brian Iverson

Summary

Security and IAM leaders often struggle to obtain support and sustained commitment for investments in IAM. Before developing a road map or business case, IAM leaders need to work with stakeholders to create a shared vision that establishes clear IAM program objectives and priorities.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Involve Stakeholders in the Development of the Vision
  • Follow a Structured Process for IAM Vision Development
    • State the Problems and Opportunities
    • Analyze Stakeholder Needs and Success Criteria
    • Assess the Current State
    • Identify Constraints
    • Evaluate Alternatives
    • Specify Program Objectives and Priorities
  • Refine the Vision to Reflect a Working Consensus

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2020 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Purchase this Document

To purchase this document, you will need to register or sign in above

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.