A communication plan outlines an Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM) program’s objectives, goals, themes, and approach. You should create a communication plan early in the life cycle to communicate consistently and effectively with users and stakeholders.
The following table includes a summary of some common communication activities you should prioritize in your program.
|Educational resources for stakeholders and users||Various stakeholder groups||Website, Collaboration portal|
|Ad hoc updates for system rollout events and changes||User population||Email, newsletter bulletin|
|Leadership briefing highlighting objectives and status||Agency leadership||Slide presentation, meeting|
|Messages from leadership||ICAM implementers||Memo, email|
|Awareness materials explaining workstream features and milestones||User population||Social media, videos, brochures, posters|
|Lessons-learned workshops||ICAM implementers||Meeting, teleconference, webinar|
|Large-scale gathering (agency ICAM conference or all-hands)||ICAM implementers, User population||Meeting, teleconference, webinar|
You should tailor the messages and delivery methods to the stakeholders. The goal of this plan is to inform and involve stakeholders by providing regular and well-structured communications, to foster and maintain stakeholder support and reduce risk.
Communicate about changes that will impact users early and often, and across multiple messaging vehicles.