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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 6.2 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.

In this release:

  • 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 project types.



OPN Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Partners are able to access the OUM method pack, training courses, collateral, and a hosted version of the OUM Cloud Application Services Implementation Approach 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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