A Method Store - Focus Areas (Understanding the Structure of OUM)
By Mary Sanders on Jan 18, 2013
Each of these focus areas has its own view. From the OUM Home page, use the Select a View menu to go to the Full Method and Focus Areas page. From there choose the focus area view.
The focus areas provide the framework for all the other method materials. Specifically, the Manage focus area provides the framework for program and project management. The Envision focus area provides the framework for enterprise-level planning and the Implement focus area provides the framework for project implementation. In OUM, focus area guidance is found in the Focus Area Overviews.
So, if you are making your shopping list for your project, ask yourself the following questions:
- Do I need project management for my project? In most cases, you always need project management and therefore, should consider the Manage focus area.
- Is my project an enterprise-level planning project? If so, consider the Envision focus area.
- Am I implementing a COTS product, or doing a BI/EPM, WebCenter or custom project? If so, consider the Implement focus area.