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Oracle Unified Method (OUM) Implement Core Workflow Part-1

Posted by Kashif Manzoor on 19th October 2011

I will be describing the OUM Implement Core Workflow and its purpose, We should also be able to recognize that there are many different views to access the OUM Implement focus area method material.

OUM Focus Areas

These three focus areas provide frameworks for project and program management, enterprise level planning and project implementation.

The Manage focus area provides a framework in which all types of projects can be planned, estimated, controlled, and completed in a consistent manner.

The Manage focus area contains the material from the Project Management and Program Management methods – PJM and PGM.The fundamental responsibility of the project manager is to manage a project and agreed on level of quality while planning for and controlling the “triple constraints”  of scope, cost and schedule.

OUM’s Manage Focus Area is designed to support the project manager in fulfilling these responsibilities.  The Manage Focus Area works closely with the Envision and Implement focus areas by wrapping around the project.

The Envision focus area comprises the areas of the Oracle Unified Method framework that deal with development and maintenance of enterprise-level IT strategy, architecture, and governance.

The purpose of the Envision focus area are: (1)To provide a set of processes that can be adopted by an enterprise in order to better align IT delivery with Business strategy, (2) To provide a framework for development of services that support enterprise or strategic level interactions, (3) To provide the context for OUM based delivery services and connect those services to the larger IT lifecycle.

Envision extends OUM’s capabilities beyond delivery and management of software implementation projects into the realm of IT vision and strategy.  Envision is focused on information technology related business architecture and practices.

The Implement focus area provides a framework to develop and implement Oracle-based business solutions with precise development and rapid deployment.

The OUM Implement Focus Area is to be applied to IT projects and documents the project execution processes.

The OUM implementation architecture provides a rapid, adaptive, and business-focused, approach to Implementation.

This diagram illustrates a typical OUM project, with a typical number of iterations. The relative amount of effort performed in each process, during each iteration is represented by the height of the colored bars for each process. The number of iterations performed and the amount of effort required for a particular project will vary depending upon a number of a factors, such as scope, technical and programmatic risk, system size, team size, etc. The number of iterations can vary from as few as 3 to as many as 12 or more. Projects may also employ multiple production releases, and therefore, multiple iterations of the entire lifecycle to fulfill all of the business requirements.

 

Full Method and Focus Areas

On OUM Home page, Select a View, in the Other views category, you can access the Full Method and Focus Areas page. This page describes and provides links to the full method views and the focus area views in OUM. These views would not be used to deliver a project but are provided as a reference tool.

There are two full method views;  The Full Method view and the Full Method Activities and Tasks view.  Both of these views provide access to all the method content for Manage, Envision and Implement.  The Full Method view is organized by focus area and process.  The Full Method Activities and Task view is organized in work breakdown structure order.

You can find previous note:

http://oraerp.com/blog/retirement-of-oracle-aim-release-of-oum/

More details can be found on:

http://www.oracle.com/partners/en/knowledge-zone/applications/oracle-unified-method-359405.html

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Download Oracle OpenWorld 2011 presentation PDFs

Posted by Kashif Manzoor on 18th October 2011

I want to thank you OOW team for sharing all  Oracle OpenWorld 2011 presentations in PDF format for downloading on following link.

https://oracleus.wingateweb.com/scheduler/eventcatalog/eventCatalog.do

 

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Retirement of Oracle AIM & Release of OUM

Posted by Kashif Manzoor on 12th October 2011

Oracle has announced retirement of Oracle Application Implementation Method (AIM) as of January 31, 2011. Oracle will no longer provide support for AIM Advantage or AIM for Business Flows. Oracle has released Oracle Unified Method (OUM) to achieve the vision of supporting the entire Enterprise IT lifecycle, including support for the successful implementation of every Oracle product.

“The Oracle® Unified Method (OUM) can help you develop and implement technology-based business solutions with precise development and rapid deployment. You can tailor OUM to support your specific project situation. With its ready-made templates, guidelines, and scalable work breakdown structure, OUM provides the programmatic tools you need to manage the risks associated with your information technology-based projects. OUM supports the complete range of technology projects including deep support for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Enterprise Integration, Custom Software, Identity Management (IdM), and Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC).”

OUM will provide full support, Delivery and Training, for Oracle E-Business Suite R12 engagements. This support represents a major milestone in the evolution of OUM and enables Oracle E-Business Suite practices to begin the transition from the their legacy methods AIM to OUM.

What is OUM?

OUM Features:

  • Oracle Support Services Supplemental Guide
  • Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Tactical Project Delivery View
  • Manage technique: Metrics for Agile Projects
  • Envision techniques: Accelerating SOA Maturity, Operational Troubleshooting, Service Engineering Process Monitoring, SOA Capacity Planning
  • Enhanced / Updated:
  • Manage Work Breakdown Structure
  • Core Workflow View
  • “Planning a Project Using the Oracle Unified Method (OUM) – An Iterative and Incremental Approach” White Paper
  • “Managing an OUM Project using Scrum” White Paper
  • Template Styles and Format

Download Instructions:

Oracle OPN Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Partners can download from OPN site.

Software Environment Requirements

OUM provides Guidelines, Templates, and Tailored Work Breakdown Structure. You need the following environment installed on your PC to run the OUM method pack.

• Minimum of 1 gigahertz (GHz) processor speed

• 76 megabyte (MB) of disk space

• 520 megabyte (MB) RAM minimum

• Microsoft Windows 7, 2000, XP, NT 4.0

• Microsoft Office 2000 or later

• Microsoft Project 98 or later

• Microsoft Visio 5.0 or later (Optional)

• Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0 or later

• Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 or later, Netscape 7.0 or later, or Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.16 or later

OUM includes three Focus Areas:

  • Manage,
  • Envision
  • Implement

OUM’s Manage Focus Area provides a framework in which all types of projects can be planned, estimated, controlled, and completed in a consistent manner.

OUM’s Envision Focus Area deals with development and maintenance of enterprise level IT strategy, architecture, and governance. Envision also assists in the transition from enterprise-level planning and strategy activities to the identification and initiation of specific projects.

OUM’s Implement Focus Area provides a framework to develop and implement Oracle-based business solutions with precise development and rapid deployment.

The diagram below shows how the Envision, Manage, and Implement focus areas fit together to form OUM: 

The above diagram shows how the Envision, Manage, and Implement focus areas fit together to form OUM.

OUM’s Manage Focus Area, depicted in gray, provides a framework in which all types of projects can be planned, estimated, controlled, and managed in a consistent manner.  Its placement in the diagram – encapsulating the yellow Implement Focus Area – and its inclusion at the upper left and top of the red Envision focus area elements of the diagram illustrate how the Manage focus area , to which Program Management shown in blue also belongs, supports delivery of both Implement, and Envision focus area engagements.

OUM’s Envision focus area deals with development and maintenance of enterprise level IT strategy, architecture, and governance. Envision also assists in the transition from enterprise-level planning and strategy activities to the identification and initiation of specific IT projects.

The depiction of the Envision focus area as being both separate from, and surrounding, the Implement focus area, indicates that Envision focus area engagements can be executed independently, but that they may also precede, and run concurrently with, an Implement focus area engagement.

The Implement focus area is that part of OUM that covers the development or implementation of software systems based on Oracle products and technology.

You should use OUM as a guideline for performing information technology projects, but keep in mind that every project is different and that you need to adjust project activities according to each situation. Do not hesitate to add, remove, or rearrange tasks, but be sure to reflect those changes in your estimates and risk management planning.

You can find next note:

http://oraerp.com/blog/oracle-unified-method-oum-implement-core-workflow-part-1/

More details can be found on:

http://www.oracle.com/partners/en/knowledge-zone/applications/oracle-unified-method-359405.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meDxhJOedWk&feature=player_embedded

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Oracle Fusion Applications Architecture

Posted by Kashif Manzoor on 10th October 2011

The Oracle Fusion Application is based on service-oriented platform and joins next-generation enterprise technologies, applications, and services, including Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Using the latest technology and incorporating the best practices gathered from different Oracle’s customers, Oracle Fusion Applications is a suite of open standards-based business applications that provide a new standard for the way businesses innovate, work and adopt technology. Delivered as a complete suite of modular, service-enabled enterprise applications. Whether it is one module, a product family, or the entire suite, Oracle provides businesses with their choice of all advancements pioneered by Oracle Fusion Applications, at a pace that matches individual business demands. Its technology framework includes the following products:

  • Oracle WebCenter provides design-time and runtime tools for building enterprise portals, transactional websites, and social networking sites.
  • Oracle Business Intelligence 11g provides a full range of business intelligence capabilities that enable you to analyze, present, report, and deliver organizational data.
  • Oracle Universal Content Management enables us to leverage document management, Web content management, digital asset management; and records retention functionality to build and complement your business applications.
  • Oracle SOA Suite provides a complete set of service infrastructure components for designing, deploying, and managing SOA composite applications. Oracle SOA Suite enables services to be created, managed, and orchestrated into SOA composite applications.
  • Oracle WebLogic Server is a scalable, enterprise-ready application server based on Java Enterprise Edition (Java EE).
  • Oracle JDeveloper is an integrated development environment with end-to-end support for modeling, developing, debugging, optimizing, and deploying Java applications and web services.
  • Oracle Enterprise Manager offers business-driven applications management, integrated application to disk management, integrated systems management, and support experience.
  • Oracle Identity Managementenables organizations to manage the end-to-end lifecycle of user identities and to secure access to enterprise resources and assets.

Oracle Fusion Applications Architecture

Oracle Fusion Applications includes the following product families, or collections of products that are associated with a functional area:

  • Oracle Fusion Customer Relationship Management manages customers, contacts, and resources, including data quality configuration.
  • Oracle Fusion Financials manages financial flows, including assets, ledgers, cash cycle, invoices and payments, accounts receivable, collections, and setup of subledger accounting and tax configuration.
  • Oracle Fusion Governance, Risk, and Compliance integrates business intelligence, process management, and automated controls enforcement to enable sustainable risk and compliance management.
  • Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management provides employee management for an organization.
  • Oracle Fusion Procurement manages the procurement process including requisitions, purchase orders, and supplier negotiations.
  • Oracle Fusion Project Portfolio Management manages projects, including how to plan, budget, forecast, collect costs, bill customers, and report performance.
  • Oracle Fusion Supply Chain Management integrates and automates all key supply chain processes, from design, planning, and procurement to manufacturing and order fulfillment.
  • Oracle Fusion Setup is a special product family for supporting the other product families

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