IAM Strategy


Most organizations approach identity management projects tactically, rather than stepping back and determining a course of action that will solve enterprise-wide issues. Starting with a tactical approach is both short-sighted and high risk, leading to failed projects, unnecessary expense, and the delay of beneficial results. A cohesive Identity Management strategy provides a context for individual projects (e.g. user provisioning, directory consolidation), which will then be seen as a supporting element of a unified plan that has impact at an enterprise level.

Key Activities/Deliverables:

• Conduct business & technical stakeholder interviews
• Identify & prioritize all identified IDM opportunities
• Create phased approach to implement opportunities
• Develop IAM solution Road Map
• Build IAM business case
• Present IAM strategy & High-level Road Map to leadership


IAM Road Map


An IAM Road Map is developed in collaboration with the client based on current state and the desired end state. This engagement is a lightweight version of a Strategy engagement and will provide high-level recommendations around IAM systems/architecture and existing provisioning processes. Lastly, the Road Map engagement will define a high level plan for implementing short, mid, and long term IAM components that addresses both tactical and strategic objectives.

• Conduct interviews with a small group of stakeholders
• Identify & prioritize key IAM opportunities
• Create phased approach to implement key IAM opportunities
• Develop & Present Road Map to leadership
• Product evaluation / recommendation


JumpSmart Workshop

JumpSmart workshops are designed to help you quickly assess your organization’s current state and develop strategies required for success in implementing an enterprise IAM solution. Workshops are facilitated by highly experienced management consultants in partnership with outstanding technical resources to provide a comprehensive assessment and action plan.



GovernanceIn today’s world, regardless of method or geography, people expect to access data seamlessly. The challenge is providing that access in a secure, reliable manner, and that is where IAM governance comes in. The goal of governance is to develop a framework that incorporates standardized principles, prudent and responsible best practices, and a multidisciplinary management model that respects the diverse nature of the organization. In large and diverse communities, establishing centralized, overarching policies and standards is critical to ensure consistency among many decentralized environments and the integrity of data. A strong IAM system depends on a sustained commitment to administrative and technical privacy and security controls.

Key Deliverables:

• Recommended Governance structure (Centralized, Hybrid, De-Centralized)
• Define process to develop IAM policies (Security policies, naming standards)
• Define process to establish Technical Standards
• Define process to prioritize future IAM opportunities


Architecture & Design

conceptual architectureWe have experienced consultants who have helped many customers define the right architecture for their organizational needs. We will work with you to understand your requirements and define the necessary hardware, software, security, networking, and resourcing to build and operate your IAM solution effectively.


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