CHAPTER 3Planning an IAM Project

A fine invention is nothing more than a fine deviation from, or enlargement on a fine model.

—Edward Bulwer-Lytton

You don’t go on vacation, change apartments, buy a house, go to Grandma’s for Christmas, or do anything else in life, without a plan. Why are we doing this, what are we doing exactly, what do we need to bring with us, what are we going to accomplish, and when do we get home?

You may or may not be planning an IAM project in anticipation of a second pass at management for approval. This depends entirely on the organization. If you’ve had enough ongoing issues, and management is already on board with the idea of IAM, you might already be empowered to put a working plan together. But I know what it’s ...

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