Gartner Research

Follow a Structured Process When Building the IAM Vision

Published: 28 February 2017

ID: G00309503

Analyst(s): Kevin Kampman , Brian Iverson


IAM vision development is more than producing a document — it is a platform for engaging with stakeholders to build consensus on an IAM program's scope, objectives and priorities. Security and risk management leaders should follow the structured process in this research to create an IAM vision.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Define the Program Scope
  • Enumerate Stakeholders and Identify Their Needs and Success Criteria
  • Specify Program Objectives and Priorities
  • Assess the Current State
  • Identify Constraints
  • Evaluate Alternatives

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