Wednesday Feb 16, 2011

Oracle AIM, Oracle ABF, and Siebel Results Roadmap Officially Retired as of January 31, 2011

It seems somehow appropriate that the first entry of the Oracle® Unified Method (OUM) blog is about the retirement of several of our legacy methods, most notably AIM Foundation. You can click here to read the official Partner announcement.

If you're reading this, you're probably aware that Oracle has been developing OUM to support the entire Enterprise IT lifecycle, including support for the successful implementation of every Oracle product. As Oracle has continued to acquire new companies and technologies, it has become essential that we also create a single, unified language and approach for implementation - across the Oracle ecosystem.

With the release of OUM 5.1 in 2009, OUM provided full support for all enterprise application implementation projects including Oracle E-Business Suite R12, Siebel CRM, PeopleSoft Enterprise, and JD Edwards EnterpriseOne projects. In 2010, we released OUM training that supports the use of OUM on these types of projects.

That support represented a major milestone in the evolution of OUM and enabled implementers to transition to OUM. Consequently, we announced a staggered retirement schedule for Oracle's legacy methods. On January 31, 2011 we announced the retirement of:

  • Oracle Application Implementation Method (AIM)
  • Oracle AIM for Business Flows (ABF)
  • Siebel Results Roadmap

Later this year, we will announce the retirement of Compass - the legacy PeopleSoft method - and Data Warehouse Method Fast Track.

OUM is available free of charge to Oracle Gold, Platinum, and Diamond partners through the Oracle Partner Network (OPN) [OUM on OPN]. The OUM Customer Program allows customers to obtain copies of the method for their internal use by contracting with Oracle for an engagement of two weeks or longer meeting some additional minimum criteria.

There be more retirement announcements in the coming months. For now it's "Adios AIM." Thanks for the memories...
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