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

Summary

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

Introduction

Analysis

  • 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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