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Friday, August 1, 2008

Can IDM projects succeed

I stumbled on this interesting topic posted on Linkedin today. I responded to this question since it is a common issue. I thought it would be useful to post here and see if anyone has a comment.

Here is the question from Michael Trubatch

Identity management projects: If you are "Doing this", is the project meeting your expectations?

Identity management solutions typically include several point solutions, and most vendors are now pushing full suite solutions. If you are currently in the middle of a project, is it on schedule and delivering the value you expected in a timely manner?

And if you are in the planning or considering starting a project, what is the main business driver and which point solutions is seen as the quickest win for the organization?

Per above, Provisioning? Single Sign on? Access Control? Role Engineering and entitlement management? Strong Authenitcation?........?

1 comment:

Orhan said...


In my opinion IDM Projects can always succeed if you implement it using phased approach and have top-managements support. Start Small - and continue small. Have enough money for services because there will be lots of development on integration to you standard and non standard target systems applications'.

You need to be clear on what you want to do and achieve. Address your pains whatever they are first.

I suggest you to talk with known SI's like Sena Systems, Wipro, Deloitte, PwC or Accenture on IAM implementation and integration, most of them have a mature IAM practice.

Sign an agreement that protects your interest and SI's interest. Record everything via meeting minutes. Manage Risks Early.... there are lots of variables you have to look at.

Best Regards,