By Lauren Clark on Feb 06, 2012
Methodologists are much like everyone else in that we are all too crazy busy to spend time reflecting on the past. However, as I was preparing for a presentation at the 2012 JDE Summit last week, I found myself reflecting on the fact that I had returned to the site of an important milestone in the evolution of OUM.
It was seven years ago, in a conference room at the Oracle campus in Broomfield, Colorado, that several legacy Oracle, PeopleSoft and JD Edwards folks got together and sketched out what became Oracle’s method integration strategy. We may have tweaked the actual wording since that meeting, but the foundations of the strategy have remained:
Support current methods (Compass, AIM, ABF, Siebel, DWM FT, etc.)
Develop a single, integrated method, to support the entire Oracle ecosystem, across all Oracle products (OUM).
Decommission legacy methods as the field transitions to OUM.
In the seven years since the initial meeting in Broomfield, this strategy has served as a solid foundation as OUM has evolved and many acquisitions have subsequently been brought into Oracle. So I suppose that for even crazy busy people, there is benefit in reflecting back on the fundamental decisions that continue to drive our day-to-day tasks.