CHAPTER 18Notes on the Actual Implementation

“There are no good surprises.”

—Pete, the guy who built my house

The actual deployment period for any project, including an IAM framework, can be an unhappy one for a couple of unavoidable reasons. First, it’s a lot of work. Your internal resources are being pulled from their regular duties. There are constant issues and interruptions. And of course, none of this effort is revenue-generating.

Second, there’s nothing to show for a while. You are putting effort in, and not seeing any results. Even if you pick those low-hanging fruit, like simple authentication or basic provisioning, it’s not instantaneous (although little stuff can be put in place within days). But you have made your plans and, more ...

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