Deloitte - Managing the Largest Identity Management Program in America
If you are tasked with delivering an exceedingly complex program, it’s good to have partners.
When T-Mobile decided to implement an Identity and Access Management platform, OPM Experts’ founder John Schlichter partnered with Deloitte to implement T-Mobile’s strategy through a program of multiple project teams that included over one hundred personnel. Identity Management, also known as Identity and Access Management (IAM) is a computer security discipline that "enables the right individuals to access the right resources at the right times and for the right reasons.” It addresses the need to ensure appropriate access to resources across increasingly heterogeneous technology environments and to meet increasingly rigorous compliance requirements.
We translated T-Mobile’s corporate and business strategies into an IAM program strategy. We facilitated articulation of a Master Service Agreement (MSA) between T-Mobile and Deloitte, and then created a governance structure composed of executives from both companies. We led them through development of comprehensive program plans based on iterative life cycle principles that enabled learning and reduced risks. We brokered approval to baseline the plans and then managed those plans successfully for one year before handing the program off.
T-Mobile achieved a level of identity and access management security that was unprecedented in its history, and enjoyed acclaim throughout industry for having successfully implemented one of the largest IAM programs of any company in America to date.