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Rita Dibble

Project manager (PM)

UK

A day in the life of an identity access management (IAM) project manager...

Looking for your next cybersecurity project manager job or considering moving into identity access management? Find out below what a day in the life of a cybersecurity project manager at Intragen involves from Rita – one of our IAM project managers based at our UK office.

Could you give an overview of your career to date?

I started my career in a telecoms company, straight after finishing school. This was my first exposure to IT. 4 years later I decided to go to university and studied business information technology and management sciences at the University of Humberside before moving to London for my first project management (PM) role at Aspect Communications. 2 years later I started work at Factiva Ltd (a Dow Jones & Reuters company) as an enterprise consultant where I managed solution rollouts to global top revenue clients. After Factiva was bought by Dow Jones in 2004, I joined their PM team working in the client solutions division and then the risk & compliance division for about 10 years. During that time, I obtained my PMI (Project Management Institute) certification. My next career move took me to TUI Travel PLC where I worked as an integration delivery manager before joining Intragen in 2017.

What led you to a career in cybersecurity?

With the world becoming more digital, I’ve always had a vested interest in cybersecurity. The internet had only just started when I was at university, but I had a cybersecurity project during my IT course that sparked my initial interest. At this point cybersecurity wasn’t really thought through, so it’s been interesting to see how it has developed over the years.

What do you enjoy most about working at Intragen and what makes it different to other companies you have worked in?

I like the office location at Wyboston and the flexibility Intragen offers – the opportunity for remote working has enabled me to spend more time at home with my family at a stage in my life when I’ve needed to. I enjoy being at the office too and like the people that I work with – you can have a laugh but everyone is also very focused when it comes to solving challenges or sorting out client issues; this combination is a key strength of who we are as a team.

Could you give an overview of what a typical day might look like for you?

My day usually starts with checking my emails and our internal communication system, MS Teams. I then might have various internal catch-up calls with the project teams about ongoing projects or external update calls with clients. Next, I might do some admin tasks, such as checking and reporting on the number of billable hours used by our consultants, reporting on project progress, and checking in with the team on workload.

“The academy training combined with additional reading helped me to understand the IAM solution in sufficient detail to engage confidently in conversations with clients.”


Rita Dibble

What was your experience of the Intragen Academy and how has this supported you in your role?

I attended 3 days of the academy training which provided a high-level overview of the IAM solution. As a PM, the academy training combined with additional reading helped me to understand the IAM solution in sufficient detail to engage confidently in conversations with clients.

What is the most interesting project you have worked on at Intragen?

All of my projects have been interesting! There’s one in particular that stands out – we were working on rolling out a new solution from a new partner for a client. As I hadn’t been exposed to this solution before, it made an exciting challenge when tackling tasks such as project scoping, setting timelines and managing resources.

How did you find Intragen?

Intragen found me! I was between jobs at the time and had started looking for my next opportunity when I got a call from an agency that introduced me to Intragen.

Could you give one unknown fact about yourself?

I am from the former East Germany and with the fall of the Berlin Wall a whole new world opened for me. Soon after, I took the decision to start a new life in a new country (the UK) and have been here ever since.

“I love Cambridge because of its university and history. Just having a walk around Cambridge on a sunny day is lovely – it's not too big, has a vibrant student population and a nice atmosphere.”


Rita Dibble

What’s your top recommendation for someone visiting Cambridge?

I love Cambridge because of its university and history. Just having a walk around Cambridge on a sunny day is lovely – it's not too big, has a vibrant student population and a nice atmosphere.

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