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Identity program challenges are multiplying

Identity challenges facing the modern enterprise are more daunting than ever, due to emerging trends such as cloud adoption, a mobile workforce, Zero Trust and a tightening regulatory environment. But an identity program is complex. It impacts every aspect of an organization’s people, processes and technology. Many identity programs fall short because of insufficient planning, unrealistic expectations, poor technology decisions, or lack of strategic focus.

Strategy provides a critical foundation

Edgile’s strategy-first approach to IAM provides a critical foundation for long term success. We build a deep understanding of our clients’ current state environment, including risk factors, operational costs, regulatory needs, organizational constraints, technical architecture, and supporting business processes. We then develop a prioritized and structured roadmap for future success that is value-driven and aligns to well-established industry best practices.

Edgile’s 3-phase strategic planning identity approach

About 80% of a successful identity program is the result of people, process and governance. It’s never too late to develop an identity strategy that reflects shifting business and technology needs, emerging risk vectors and new regulatory mandates.

Whether you already have a mature identity solution or are just embarking on your identity journey, we recommend periodic recalibration of your strategy to reduce risk, enhance user experience and achieve operational excellence.

If you’re just starting out on your IAM journey or looking to recalibrate your direction, a current state assessment benchmarks the maturity of existing capabilities against Edgile’s IAM reference framework.

  • Current Processes
  • Technical Architecture
  • Maturity Ranking and Gaps
  • Support and Analytics

The future state is an aspirational vision that should align to the various technology, business, operational and regulatory needs that are driving the enhanced IAM capabilities and requirements.

  • Process Model
  • Conceptual Architecture
  • Integration Model
  • HL Functional Requirements

The roadmap provides a detailed plan that will get you from your current state to the desired future state and set expectations for when key qualitative and quantitative benefits will be achieved.

  • Minimum Viable Product
  • Business Value
  • Value and Cost Streams
  • Projects and Sequence

The importance of analyzing your people and process as you modernize identity

An in-depth analysis of process turnaround times (TAT) get you closer to root causes.