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Oracle Unified Method (OUM) : Manage – Part -II

Posted on May 7th, 2011 by Sanjit Anand |Print This Post Print This Post |Email This Post Email This Post

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As mention in previous post, OUM Second focus area is Manage, which provides a framework for all types of projects which can be planned, estimated, controlled, and completed in a consistent manner.

Similar to Implement , The Manage focus area (or PJM) has three phases:

  • Project Start Up Phase

The purpose of the Project Startup phase is to provide strong and clear directions for producing a product or service which delivers identified benefits or purpose for the client. During the Project Startup phase, resources are allocated to achieve specific objectives, satisfy needs, and set expectations through a planned and organized approach.

  • Project Execution and Control Phase

The purpose of the Project Execution and Control Phase is to provide adequate visibility into actual progress so that management can take effective actions when the project's performance deviates significantly from the project plans

  • Project Closure Phase

Project Closure Phase is the last phase of the Project Life Cycle. The commencement of the Project Closure Phase is determined by the completion of all Project Objectives and acceptance of the end product by the customer. Closure of any financial issues,Collection and Completion of All Project Records & Archiving of All Project Records are typical elements of this phase.

Manage OUM

The Manage focus area is organized into 13 processes as:

  1. Bid Transition The Bid Transition process, Typically represented in Project Start Up, is in reality more of a project initiation task. The first major activity that a project manager is expected to perform is to participate in the handoff from the "sales cycle" to the "delivery cycle".
  2. Scope Management - The goal of the Scope Management process is to identify clear boundaries of what is to be implemented and what key work products are to be produced.
  3. Financial Management - In order to control costs and provide a basis for financial monitoring and reporting, the project manager needs to plan the project costs in detail.
  4. Work Management - The objective of the Work Management process is to develop the work plan and to define and document the processes and policies to be used to execute, maintain, control and close-out the Project Workplan.
  5. Risk Management - Risk Management is a structured process for identifying, documenting, gaining agreement on, and communicating risks throughout the lifecycle of a project.
  6. Issue and Problem Management -Issue and Problem Management is a structured process for identifying, documenting, tracking, and resolving issues and problems as they occur throughout the lifecycle of a project.
  7. Staff Management - The objective of the Staff Management process is to plan resource requirements, assign roles and responsibilities, staff the project, and manage the project team.
  8. Communication Management - The objective of the Communication Management process is to regularly inform project stakeholders of the project status and continually set expectations.
  9. Quality Management - Very similar to PMI , The Quality Management process “implements the quality management system through the policy, procedures, and processes of quality planning, quality assurance, and quality control, with continuous process improvement activities, conducted throughout...."
  10. Configuration Management - The objective of the Configuration Management process is to reduce project risk by defining appropriate management and control processes for important work products including both documentation and software.
  11. Infrastructure Management - The objective of the Infrastructure Management process involves setting up the team work environment and technical infrastructure for the project.
  12. Procurement Management - The objective of the Procurement Management process is to document the procurement requirements, procure required contracted goods and/or services, and manage the procurement of the goods and/or services.
  13. Organizational Change Management - The objective of the Organizational Change Management process is to be aware of the Client’s Organizational Change Management Strategy and to effectively create a Change and Communication Plan that addresses this strategy. The goal is to create the change momentum needed to increase buy-in and reduce resistance - thus reducing productivity losses.

Next post will more focus on Envision Focus Area. Keep watching.

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