Methodology

Almost two decades of expertise in consulting, global implementations and support in every type of business sectors have allowed us to develop our own methodology that offers a 360° service to our clients.

Oracle Unified Method (OUM)

Oracle Unified Method (OUM) is a work methodology based on Oracle standards that enables to meet the whole lifecycle of a project. OUM will provide a scope of implementation that is fast, scalable and business-focused. OUM contains a comprehensive framework of project management.
OUM features an organized but flexible scope. Its defined operational framework helps anticipate the project’s necessities and critical dependencies. With OUM, you can move efficiently through the IT lifecycle to quickly get measurable business results.

  • Focus: OUM enables projects to clearly define the business scope.This planning results in a stricter monitoring programme, a better grasp of the business and a solid base to get aligned with the client’s expectations.
  • Flexibility: when combined with activities and tasks differently OUM can be applied to many types of implementation.
  • Dynamism: experienced IT professionals have contributed with their expertise to develop the OUM methodology. Project teams can take advantage of these successful and proven practices and apply them to the industry standards.
  • Quality: the iterative approach includes tests and validations all along the implementation process instead of quality tests during final stages only.
  • Profitability: OUM facilitates project cost control via the use of a flexible work breakdown structure the enables to carry out the essential tasks only.
  • Risk reduction: the implementation of an iterative method mitigates the lack of matching requirements. A key approach of every iteration with OUM is to identify and reduce the most significant risks of the project. This enables the most critical processes to be addressed as soon as possible during the project’s lifecycle, which facilitates a measurable reduction of planning and budget risks.

The projects are delivered in stages in order to reduce risks. Each stage enables a control point with regards to the objectives of the project.

OUM methodology includes the following stages:

Start-up phase

The primary aim of the start-up phase is to have the concurrence of all parties interested in the objectives of the project’s lifecycle. Therefore, the start-up phase is critical for all projects due to the fact that the scope of the effort, the requirements and the significant risks have to be clear before continuing.

Processing phase

The aim of the processing phase is to develop the solution according to the scope and the requirements specified during the early stage to the detail, dividing the solution, creating the necessary prototypes and setting up the system architecture as a stable basis for the design and implementation for the construction phase.

Construction phase

The aim of the construction phase is to take the detailed requirements and to set them into the application. The preliminary tests are included before the validation of a first version to enter production, or for a limited or beta launch. The development of the system application is then completed, it is validated that the components match and the system is prepared for the acceptance test and the implementation.

Transition phase

The aim of the transition phase is to take the complete solution from the stage where it was developed to the production system. It is validated that the system has been tested completely and that it is available for the final users. During this phase, the new system is accepted by the client’s organization and production starts. In case the new system replaces an old one, a progressive transition will be carried out.

Production phase

The aim of the production phase is to operate with a newly implemented system, to assess the success of the implementation, to monitor and to address the problems that may have emerged. This includes: performance measurements; responding to support requests, error reports and update requests from the users; managing the applicable change control process so that incidents and evolutions can be prioritized and assigned to future versions, and outlining an improvement and update plan.

OUM is compatible with corporate solutions based on Oracle that include:

Oracle Unified Method provides guidance for:

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