By Lauren Clark-Oracle on Jun 16, 2014
More success! Or in honor of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil we should say: "¡GOL!" As follow-on to my previous blog entry on the OUM Success Quote, here we have an example of how OUM was used successfully on a highly complex, multi-product project.
Project Profile: A leading Travel and Transportation Company increased customer satisfaction and streamlined accounting functions through an implementation of Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Business Intelligence Applications, and Hyperion Solution.
Use of OUM provided significant value to the project by providing the framework to establish an Integrated Project Plan: Using the same phasing and terminology on the overall project workplan for the separate E-Business Suite, OBI EE / OBIA, and Hyperion project partitions, enabled the project to leverage an Iterative and Incremental approach while enabling a complete view of the major milestones and touch points between the different partitions.
One aspect of particular significance is that this project utilized the technique of partitioning the project plan so that the work was divided into more manageable pieces. When dealing with large and/or complex projects it is advisable to split the functionality that is targeted to be implemented into smaller bits of effort. We call these partitions in OUM, but they can also referred to as workstreams, subsystems, pillars, etc.. No matter what they are called, the whole idea is to logically break up the work, while still allowing for a common approach and integration of the tasks at key points in the project. As you can see, the result on this project was a successful implementation and a very satisfied client.
Do you have an OUM project success you would like to share? Please let us know in the comments.