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AIM METHODOLOGY ACTIVITIES AND

DOCUMENTS
Function Activities

Documents

1 Definition

CR010

2 Operational Analysis As Is

RD10, RD20, RD50

3 Solution Design To Be

BR30, BR10

4 Build Set up

BR100

5 Transition Testing
6 Production User manual

TE40, MD50, MD70


GO LIVE

Document No

Description

1 CR010

Project Management Plan

2 RD10

Identify Current Financial and Operating Structure

3 RD20

Conduct Current Business Baseline

4 RD 50

Gather Business Requirement

5 BR030

Business Requirement Solutions

6 BR010
7 MD050

Gap Analysis
Gaps are to be customized and will be build
Solution from Functional Design

8 MD070
9 BR100

Technical Solutions for Functional Design


Define Application Set ups (Set Up / Build)

10 TE020

Test - Unit level

11 TE040

Test Scripts

12 TE 050

Integration (CRP)

13 TE130

Bugs Identified by client will be recorded to


Generate in MD 50

AIM
(
APPLICATION
METHODOLOGY )
There are 2
Methodology.

dimensions

in

IMPLEMENTATION

Application

Implementation

1. Phases
2. Processes
1. Phases : There are 6 phases in AIM methodology. Those
are:
1) Definition Phase.
2) Operation Analysis Phase
3) Solution Design Phase
4) Build Phase
5) Transition Phase
6) Production Phase.
2. Processes : There are 12 Processes in AIM Methodology.
They Are:
1) Project Management
2) Business Process Architecture.

3) Business Requirement Definition


4) Business Requirement Mapping
5) Application & Technical Architecture
6) Module Design & Building
7) Data Conversion
8) Documentation
9) Business System Testing
10)
Performance Testing
11)
Adoption and Learning
12)
Production Migration
Why Phases?
Oracle encourages us to follow phases for
Better Results
To track the level of the project, and
Risk Analysis.

1. Definition Phase
In Definition phase based on the client objective we will
design Project Plan.
This phase mainly includes:
Scope of the Project ( Like how many modules to be
implemented etc., )
Time Frame to Complete the Project
Resource Planning for the Project
Budget
We will also initiate overall understanding of client current
business process and future process flow design.
Kick-off Meetings takes place in Definition phase only.

2. Operation Analysis Phase


In this phase we will study the business of the
organization. The entire business model. For that we will be
preparing questionnaire to know the exact requirements of the
Organization. This phase involves in,
Business Requirement gathering
Mapping of Business Requirements.

If there are no standard functionality available for any


requirement, that information we will enter in GAAP
Register,
CEMLI ( Using CEMLI we will design the solutions for that
GAAP).

3. Solution Design Phase


In this phase we will give the solutions for all the standard
functionalities along with Customizations.

4. Build Phase
Here we will start building. A Functional Consultant will
involve in Functional setups, Testing Consultant will involve in
Testing etc.,
After building a CRP session will takes place, if everything is ok
fine. Even if there are minor changes also we will note down
those errors and will close the CRP sessions here itself. If there
are major changes occurred then, again we have to take those
changes to Operation Analysis Phase. After analyze we will take
those changes to Solution Design Phase. After finding the
solutions in this phase later we will take up to Build Phase, in
this phase we will setup all those changes which occurred in
CRP2 and we will give the CRP3 to the client.

5. Transition Phase
In this phase there are 2 steps.
1. Training : This is based on the Product what we have
developed. We have to train users on the product to make
them aware of all the functionalities.
2. UAT ( User Acceptance Test ) : After training we will
conduct UAT, here Users will test whether all the
functionalities are working fine or not. This UAT is based
on Sample Live Data where as CRP is dummy data.
After UAT users will accept the Product.

6. Production Phase
Here we will implement setups in Production. After doing
all the setups we will give Post Production Support.
These are the phases that we following in implementation.

PROCESSES
The process in AIM are always won't come one-by-one.
Sometimes parallel steps also occur. Means at a time 2 or more
processes also takes place.
1. Project Management
This is one of the key process, it won't end till the end of
the project. It involves in all the processes throughout the
project.
2. Business Process Architecture :
This process involves in "High Level Process Design
Documents" It involves in various activities like
Preparing Business Questionnaire
Developing
Current Process Model
Develop High Level Process Design ( BP-070 )
Develop Future Process Model ( BP-080)

3. Business Requirement Definition :


This phase involved in Business Requirement Gathering
based on Questionnaire.
Conduct Current Business Baseline ( RD-020 )
Gather Business Requirements ( RD-050 )
4. Business Requirement Mapping :
In this phase the requirements of business are matched
with Oracle Standard Functionality.
BR-030 ( Map Business Requirements )
5. Application & Technical Architecture:
In this process we will identify the requirements that we
should have to implement Oracle Application.
TA-040 ( Define Application Architecture )
6. Module Design & Build :

This process involves in designing New Functionality


( Customization ) required by the client. Like Forms design,
Database and Reports etc.,
MD-050 Application Extension Functional Design.
MD-070 Application Extension Technical Design.
7. Data Conversion :
Data Conversions are two types.
Static
Dynamic
Static Conversions won't change where as
Conversions will have huge changes in database.

Dynamic

When can we concert Static and Dynamic Data?


Eg : Take cutoff date as 31/01/2015
For this,
Static Conversion Date should be 31/12/2014
Dynamic Conversion Date /Cutoff date is 31/01/2015
Grace Period is 10 days.
Go live should be 10/02/2015.
There for GoLive Date = Static Date + Dynamic Date + Cutoff
Date.
After cutoff date what ever happen, either Static or Dynamic we
have to enter manually.
CV-040 ( Conversion Data Mapping )
CV-060 ( Design of Conversion Program )
8. Documentation:
In this Process we will prepare
Implementation Manuals.
DO-060 ( User Reference Manual )
DO-070 ( User Guide ).

User

Guides

and

9. Business System Testing :


In this Process we involves in Cycle Testing, Unit Testing
etc.,
For Standard Functionalities ( Cycle Testing )
For Customized Functionalities ( Unit Testing )
TE-040 ( Test Evidence Document/Test Script )
TE-050 ( System Integration Testing )
TE-070 ( Unit Testing )

10. Performance Testing:


Performance testing is the evaluation of transactions
saving time, transaction retrieval times, workflow background
process, database performance, etc.,
11. Adoption & Learning:
This Process involves in adoption of New System from
Legacy System.
12. Production & Migration:
In this process we completely discontinue Legacy system
and Adopt to New System.
These are the processes that are involved in AIM.