Gartner Information Technology Research

Gartner’s Identity Governance and Administration Deployment Planning Model Maximizes Value and Minimizes Risk

Published: 15 April 2020

ID: G00401044

Analyst(s): David Collinson , Henrique Teixeira


Security and risk management leaders are impatient with IGA deployments that deliver too few business benefits too slowly. SRM leaders responsible for identity and access management should follow a methodical, risk-based approach to deliver incremental benefits during an IGA deployment program.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Separate IGA Deployment Into Two Distinct Workstream Phases: Build and Run
    • Stage 1: Clean Up
    • Stage 2: Identity and Account Life Cycle
    • Stage 3: Workflow and Access Certification
    • Stage 4: Policy and Roles Framework
    • Recommendations
  • Use Agile Methodologies to Continually Tune Benefit Schedules, Prioritize High-Value Capabilities and Minimize Project Risk
    • Establish Automated Testing
    • Assign a Product Owner
    • Recommendation
  • Use a Broad-and-Shallow, Rather Than Narrow-and-Deep Approach
    • Administration
    • Governance
    • Enterprise Role Management via ABAC and RBAC
    • Provisioning
    • Recommendations

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