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A Successful IAM Program Begins With a Vision

Published: 25 March 2014

ID: G00260022

Analyst(s): Brian Iverson


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



  • 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

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