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Oracle is evolving the Oracle Unified Method (OUM) to realize the vision of supporting the entire Enterprise IT Lifecycle, including support for the successful implementation of every Oracle product. OUM replaces the Legacy Methods, such as AIM Advantage, AIM for Business Flows, EMM Advantage, PeopleSoft's Compass, and Siebel's Results Roadmap. Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Partners are encouraged to transition to OUM.

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



OUM release 6.0 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 Solution Delivery Guide and Project Workplan
  • Scrum View and Project Workplan
  • Mapping and Configuration (MC) Process
  • Nominal Group Technique
  • Compliance with Oracle's Accessibility Guidelines - Phase One
  • Enhanced / Updated:
    • Business Intelligence and Analytics Custom Development and Business Intelligence and Enterprise Performance Management Implementation Views and Supplemental Guides merged into Business Intelligence (BI) View and Supplemental Guide
    • OUM Microsoft Project Workplan Template and User's Guide aligned with OUM 6.0 Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and Activity-level Dependencies, consolidated Views, and enhanced Row Filtering
    • Oracle Support Services Supplemental Guide expanded for Incident Management
    • Activities and Tasks in Implement Focus Area reorganized to achieve commonality of discipline and required skills for all Tasks within an Activity in order to facilitate planning using Partitions (for Configuration and Custom Work) and Iterations
    • Organizational Change Management Process aligned with current Leading Practices, specifically Activities and Tasks in the Inception and Elaboration Phases
    • Scrum to OUM Mapping
  • 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 project types.



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:

  1. Go to the OPN Portal at
  2. Select "Sign In / Register for Account".
  3. Sign In.
  4. From the Product Resources section, select "Applications".
  5. From the Applications page, locate and select the "Oracle Unified Method" link.
  6. From the Oracle Unified Method Knowledge Zone, locate the "I want to:" section.
  7. From the I want to: section, locate and select "Implement Solutions".
  8. From the Implement Solution page, locate the "Best Practices" section.
  9. Locate and select the "Download Oracle Unified Method (OUM)" link.


For more information about OUM, contact, visit, join Oracle Unified Method group on, follow oum_info on

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