January 31, 2011

Get Certified on Oracle Unified Method (OUM)

Oracle launched E-Business Release 12 on January 31, 2007. Exactly four years later, Oracle has launched an universal project management methodology called Oracle Unified Method (OUM). Oracle is evolving the Oracle Unified Method (OUM) to achieve the vision of supporting the entire Enterprise IT lifecycle, including support for the successful implementation of every Oracle product. The popular Oracle implementation methodology called AIM is being retired on January 31, 2011. Other legacy methods such as AIM Advantage, AIM for Business Flows, EMM Advantage, PJM and Compass are also being retired.

Oracle Unified Method can help you develop and implement technology-based business solutions with precise development and rapid deployment. OUM can be tailored to support your specific project situation. OUM includes ready-made templates for work breakdown structure and risk management. Specialized templates are available for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Enterprise Integration, Custom Software, Identity Management and Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) projects.

Your blog author was a delegate at the annual Oracle User Group Leaders Summit from January 24-26, 2011. Following the Summit, Oracle graciously offered OUM training. Your blog author was fortunate to undergo OUM Certification training and is now certified at Level 3. Level 5 involves demonstration of the use of OUM on a live project. Level 1 training introduces OUM core components, structure and principles. Level 2 training is a deep dive on the 3 OUM focus areas - Envision, Implement and Manage. Level 3 training is on Gathering Requirements and includes a deep dive on Use Case approach. The OUM Level 1, 2, and 4 training courses can be taken online through Oracle University. The OUM Level 3 training course is a 3-day, instructor-led offering.

Oracle Partner Network (OPN) Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Partners who participate in one of the Knowledge Zones have access the OUM method pack, training courses, and collateral from the OPN Portal at no additional cost. Oracle customers can also get OUM access when they sign-up with an engagement with Oracle Consulting. For more information about OUM, please contact ominfo_us@oracle.com

Oracle Unified Method (OUM) certification is a great addition to your skillset. This is a great value-add to Project Managers , implementers and even application support team members as the methodology covers the entire software lifecycle and not only limited to projects. OUM incorporates Agile techniques and Scrum methodology. The core philosophy of OUM is an iterative approach to process improvement following the "Do A Little, Think A Little, Do A Little" paradigm.


  1. Thank you for the information, Mohan. This is most helpful.

  2. How does one get certified in OUM?
    I can't find anything on it.

  3. Excellent pieces. Keep posting such kind of information on your blog. I really impressed by your blog.

  4. I am looking for career in Oracle. I want to get certification in Oracle Unified Method. Please tell me what the procedure is for getting this certification. This information is useful for those who want to work in Oracle. Thanks for this information.

  5. Thanks for sharing, I will bookmark and be back again

    Project Management Certification

  6. If you plan on a long term career as a project manager, then yes, even with your level of experience, I would suggest getting your PMP. You can prepare yourself for the exam in one of the PMP trainingproviders like http://www.pmstudy.com/. You can do minimal prep-work to get 40 PMI® Contact Hours and apply to PMI for PMP Exam before the class begins.

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