Oracle Unified Method (OUM) 6.4

ORACLE® UNIFIED METHOD RELEASE 6.4 Oracle’s Full Lifecycle Method for Deploying Oracle-Based Business Solutions About Oracle is evolving the 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. OUM provides an implementation approach that is rapid, broadly adaptive, and business-focused. OUM includes a comprehensive project and program management framework...

Monday, October 31, 2016 | Release 6.4 | Read More

OUM Key Work Products

Wondering about which tasks and work products are essential for your project? A good resource provided by OUM is a list of key work products for each phase of Implement to assist you in planning, estimating and delivering projects. A key work product is a work product that represents the culmination or end result of work effort that contributes to the achievement of milestone objectives for a phase. Key work products may be considered as candidate deliverables. Not every key...

Thursday, February 4, 2016 | Release 6.3 | Read More

Access to the Oracle Unified Method (OUM) for Oracle Customers and Partners

This blog entry contains the process and navigation steps for Oracle customers and partners who wish to access OUM, including the Cloud Application Services Approach. Oracle Customers The OUM Customer Program allows customers to obtain copies of the method for their internal use – including guidelines, templates, and tailored work breakdown structure in one of two ways: OUM Customer Program – No-Cost Option: Customers, who have a signed contract with Oracle for a consulting...

Monday, October 26, 2015 | Release 6.3 | Read More

MoSCoW Grooming

I was recently asked whether the MoSCoW List (list of known business requirements classified by the first letter of: Must, Should, Could or Won’t) is a static document. The short answer to this is No – the MoSCoW List is intended to be evolved, some use the term “groomed”, as the project progresses. MoSCoW grooming is a good process to indicate what is inside or outside scope for the project as a whole, as well as for a given phase and/or iteration. The MoSCoW List is...

Friday, September 25, 2015 | Planning and Managing | Read More

Can OUM Support Agile Development?

We are asked from time-to-time whether OUM is considered to be "agile".  There is not really a short answer to this question so this blog entry addresses the key characteristics of OUM that make it an agile method. First of all, OUM is not "waterfall", but instead promotes an iterative and incremental approach to development and deployment of information systems. Any of the tasks within OUM may be iterated. Tasks may be iterated to increase quality of the work products to a...

Friday, August 14, 2015 | Release 6.3 | Read More

OUM Spotlight - Keeping Stakeholders Engaged

Congratulations! Your new project is off to a great start and all of the stakeholders came away from the project kickoff meeting informed and enthused. Now you may be wondering how do I keep these very busy stakeholders informed and enthused as the project moves along?  One technique used by successful OUM projects is to communicate the project's status to all of the stakeholders upon the completion of the phase end milestones, and take this milestone opportunity to inform...

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 | Planning and Managing | Read More
 

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