Monday Apr 28, 2014

Where’s My View?

With release 6.1 and continued with 6.2, the Home page access pull down was renamed from Select a View to Access Method By and the options were changed.  The view access is still available, but now you also can access applicable OUM content by role (Project Manager or Team Member) or by Supplemental Guidance (Solution Delivery Guide or Supplemental Guide) or by Method Repository.  So let’s talk about each of these options as well as review the View option.

By Role

Access is defined for two roles; Project Manager and Team Member.

The OUM for Project Managers access page provides quick links into OUM content that is applicable to Project Managers.  This includes the Manage views, the templates, and valuable resources such as Planning a Project using OUM and Tailoring OUM for your Project.

The OUM for Team Members access page provides quick links for all other roles.  This includes the Method Repository, the templates, examples, mappings and techniques.

By Supplemental Guidance

Supplemental Guidance access is by Solution Delivery Guide or Supplemental Guide.  Selecting either of these takes you to the appropriate section of the Supplemental Guide Index.  This access selection enables you to go straight to the supplemental guidance that best fits your immediate needs.  Choose Solution Delivery Guide to access the Cloud Application Services Implementation Approach Solution Delivery Guide.  OUM contains a good number of Supplemental Guides.  The guides are presented in alphabetical order. 

By Method Repository

The Method Repository section of the Access Method By pull down provides access to the core OUM process overviews, task overviews and templates for each focus area.

By View

If you are familiar with previous releases of OUM and you want to know what happened to your view, start with the ==VIEW== section of the Access Method By pull down.  This section is organized as follows, Manage, Envision, Implement, Business Process Management (BPM), Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Full Method.  Selecting the ==VIEW==, Manage, Envision, Implement or Full Method takes you to the appropriate section of the View Catalog.  Once in the View Catalog, choose your view.  Selecting Business Process Management (BPM) or Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) takes you to the associated landing page and you can then choose your view.

Wednesday Mar 19, 2014

Oracle Unified Method (OUM) 6.2

ORACLE® UNIFIED METHOD RELEASE 6.2

Oracle’s Full Lifecycle Method
for Deploying Oracle-Based Business Solutions

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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 replaces Legacy Methods, such as AIM Advantage, AIM for Business Flows, EMM Advantage, PeopleSoft's Compass, and Siebel's Results Roadmap.

OUM provides an implementation approach that is rapid, broadly adaptive, and business-focused. OUM includes a comprehensive project and program management framework and materials to support Oracle's growing focus on enterprise-level IT strategy, architecture, and governance.

Release

OUM release 6.2 provides support for Application Implementation, Cloud Application Services Implementation, and Software Upgrade projects as well as the complete range of technology projects including Business Intelligence (BI), Enterprise Security, WebCenter, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), Application Integration Architecture (AIA), Business Process Management (BPM), Enterprise Integration, and Custom Software. Detailed techniques and tool guidance are provided, including a supplemental guide related to Oracle Tutor and UPK.

This release features:

  • OUM Cloud Application Services Implementation Approach Templates
  • Updated/Enhanced:
    • OUM Cloud Application Services Implementation Approach Guidance and Templates fully integrated
    • The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) View updated to align with TOGAF Version 9.1
    • Scrum View enhanced based on feedback from Subject Matter Experts, including additional Tasks and Technique Guidance
    • Implement Core Workflow refined based on feedback from Subject Matter Experts
    • Manage Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) refined based on feedback from Subject Matter Experts, specifically CMM.060 Submit Final Reports task moved to Close Processes and Contract activity and QM.030 Conduct Project Team Quality Management Orientation task moved to Orient and Manage Team activity
    • OUM Microsoft Project Workplan Template realigned with Manage WBS
    • Compliance with Oracle's Accessibility Guidelines - Phase Two
  • For a comprehensive list of features and enhancements, refer to the "What's New" page of the Method Pack.

Upcoming releases will provide expanded support for Oracle's Enterprise Application suites including product-suite specific materials and guidance for tailoring OUM to support various engagement types.

Access

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 engagement of two weeks or longer meeting some additional minimum criteria, are permitted to download the current release of OUM for their perpetual use. They may also obtain subsequent releases published during a renewable, three year access period.
  • OUM Customer Program – Purchase Option:
    Customers who do not qualify for the free option, and who do not wish to engage Oracle consultants, can opt to purchase the OUM Method Pack. The price for an unlimited, perpetual license is 16,000 USD. This allows the customer to distribute OUM within their enterprise for internal use. At the time of purchase, customers are also able to purchase an initial three year subscription for 15% of the purchase price or 2,400 USD. After the initial subscription period, the subscription may be renewed annually for 2,400 USD. This subscription allows them to download updates to OUM during the subscription period.

Contact your local Oracle Sales Representative about enrolling in the OUM Customer Program.

    Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Partners

    OPN Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Partners are able to access the OUM method pack, training courses, and collateral from the OPN Portal at no additional cost:

    • Go to the OPN Portal at partner.oracle.com.
    • Select "Sign In / Register for Account".
    • Sign In.
    • From the Product Resources section, select "Applications".
    • From the Applications page, locate and select the "Oracle Unified Method" link.
    • From the Oracle Unified Method Knowledge Zone, locate the "I want to:" section.
    • From the I want to: section, locate and select "Implement Solutions".
    • From the Implement Solution page, locate the "Best Practices" section.
    • Locate and select the "Download Oracle Unified Method (OUM)" link.

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