In my last entry on Identity Management Project Scoping, I wrote about putting together a "PUT" chart, and creating Business Process Correlation sets. If you have been following along, at this point you should have a pretty telling matrix of processes, user populations and target systems, along with correlations and priorities.

Here is the next step...

Step 3: Provide a Non-Technical Description of Each Process

This one could be a bit time-consuming, but well worth it. For each Business Process Correlation Set, provide a short non-technical description of the process flow from beginning to end. For a more detailed method of describing the workflow, create a table that follows the template below (a sanitized example from one of our clients):

project scooping...

 At the end of this excercise, you should have a pretty good handle of what business processes you are looking to automate, the target systems, the user popuations, the priorities, and a good grasp of the process as it stands today.

Typically, the total set of data that you have completed will need to be broken down into a phased implementation.  An Identity Management Consulting firm should be able to guide you in the process of translating the results of the scoping excercise above into an Identity Management architecture, help you find a solution that works for your specific requirements, as well as help you put together your very own Identity Management Roadmap (yipee!).  All fun stuff, and good practice when engaging in an Identity Management project.

IAM Program Data Sheet


Ash Motiwala

Ash Motiwala

I’ve been in the identity space for most of my career, and I’m still passionate about it. Anyhow, a CTO is supposed to be the person who sets technical vision for the company, but honestly – Identropy has way too much brainpower for a single person to do that. Instead, I get my hands dirty with the customer development process, lend a helping hand wherever its needed, and I have the privilege to talk identity with some of the brightest minds in this space every day.