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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 work product is created for every project and most likely a project would not be completed by only completing key work products. Additional work products may be required as prerequisites for completing key work products. For example, the Reviewed Use Case Model (RA.180) is a key work product. Both the Use Case Model (RA.023) and the Use Case Specifications (RA.024) contribute to this work product and therefore, would need to be completed. In addition, the unique characteristics of each particular project will necessitate completing additional work products.

For the most part, OUM recommends these key work products for all project types. However, there are some work products that become key depending on the specific project requirements. In this case, there is guidance provided in the "Usage Criteria" column of the list.

You can locate the link to the list of key work product at the top of the Implement views (except Cloud Application Services) and the Manage view under the "Method Resources" heading.  Check it out the next time you need to build up from the essential work products for your project.

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