Oracle A.I.M. Methodology encompasses a project management methodology with documentation templates that support the life cycle of an implementation. The life cycle methodology and documentation templates allows A.I.M. to be a very useful tool for managing implementation projects successfully. The A.I.M. methodology can actually be used for any type IT software implementations however the value of A.I.M is within the documentation template. The software includes the documentation templates, manuals and an html website to manage these templates. This is a depiction of the A.I.M. methodology life cycle:

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A.I.M. Document Deliverables
July 5, 2007

Business Process Architecture (BP) BP.010 Define Business and Process Strategy BP.020 Catalog and Analyze Potential Changes BP.030 Determine Data Gathering Requirements BP.040 Develop Current Process Model BP.050 Review Leading Practices BP.060 Develop High-Level Process Vision BP.070 Develop High-Level Process Design BP.080 Develop Future Process Model BP.090 Document Business Procedure

050 Create Application extensions functional design .100 Define and Propose Architecture Subsystems TA.040 Gather Business Volumes and Metrics RD.030 Establish Process and Mapping Summary RD.010 Analyze High-Level Gaps BR.140 Assess Performance Risks TA.Business Requirements Definition (RD) RD.040 Map Business Data BR.010 Identify Current Financial and Operating Structure RD.070 Create Reporting Fit Analysis BR.050 Define System Availability Strategy TA.010 Define Architecture Requirements and Strategy TA.030 Define design standards MD.130 Define Application Deployment Plan TA.040 Define Application Architecture TA.010 Define Application Extension Strategy MD.090 Define Application and Database Server Architecture TA.150 Define System Management Procedures Module Design and Build (MD) MD.020 Conduct Current Business Baseline RD.110 Define System Capacity Plan TA.120 Define Platform and Network Architecture TA.040 Define Build Standards MD.070 Identify Business Availability Requirements RD.050 Conduct Integration Fit Analysis BR.060 Define Reporting and Information Access Strategy TA.060 Determine Audit and Control Requirements RD.090 Confirm Integrated Business Solutions BR.060 Create Information Model BR.070 Revise Conceptual Architecture TA.100 Define Applications Setup BR.110 Define security Profiles Application and Technical Architecture (TA) TA.080 Identify Reporting and Information Access Requirements Business Requirements Mapping BR.050 Gather Business Requirements RD.030 Map Business requirements BR.030 Develop Preliminary Conceptual Architecture TA.020 Identify Current Technical Architecture TA.080 Define Application Security Architecture TA.020 Prepare mapping environment BR.080 Test Business Solutions BR.020 Define and estimate application extensions MD.

120 Install conversion programs CV.100 Perform conversion business objects CV.040 Develop system test script TE.090 Perform conversion unit tests CV.020 Define Documentation standards and procedures DO.040 Prepare documentation environment DO.050 Develop systems integration test script TE.050 Produce documentation prototypes and templates DO.120 Create Installation routines Data Conversion (CV) CV.010 Define testing requirements and strategy TE.050 Define manual conversion procedures CV.060 Publish user reference manual DO.060 Design Database extensions MD.040 Perform conversion data mapping CV.090 perform installation test TE.070 Prepare conversion test plans CV.060 Design conversion programs CV.030 Develop link test script TE.020 Develop unit test script TE.010 Define documentation requirements and strategy DO.060 Prepare testing environments TE.070 Perform unit test TE.030 Prepare conversion environment CV.110 Create Application extension modules MD.010 Define data conversion requirements and strategy CV.090 Publish system management guide Business System Testing (TE) TE.080 Publish technical reference manual DO.MD.080 Develop conversion programs CV.020 Define Conversion standards CV.110 Perform system test .100 Create Database extensions MD.130 Convert and verify data Documentation (DO) DO.100 Prepare key users for testing TE.080 Review functional and Technical designs MD.070 Publish user guide DO.030 Prepare glossary DO.080 Perform link test TE.090 Prepare Development environment MD.110 Perform conversion validation tests CV.070 Create Application extensions technical design MD.

070 ± Develop Project Readiness Roadmap AP.030 ± Develop Project Team Learning Plan AP.140 ± Develop User Learning Plan AP.050 ± Design Performance Test Transaction Programs PT.030 ± Identify Performance Test Transaction PT.080 ± Develop and Execute CommunicationCampaign AP.010 ± Define Executive Project Strategy AP.010 ± Define Performance Testing Strategy PT.090 ± Develop Managers¶ Readiness Plan AP.020 ± Design Production Support Infrastructure PM.120 ± Execute Performance Test Adoption and Learning (AP) AP.120 ± Align Information Technology Groups AP.160 ± Prepare User Learning Environment AP.040 ± Prepare Production Environment PM.120 Perform systems integration test TE.080 ± Begin Production .070 ± Verify Production Readiness PM.180 ± Conduct Effectiveness Assessment Production Migration (PM) PM.040 ± Create Performance Test Scripts PT.070 ± Design Test Database Load Programs PT.040 ± Prepare Project Team Learning Environment AP.100 ± Construct Performance Test Database PT.100 ± Identify Business Process Impact onOrganization AP.050 ± Set Up Applications PM.060 ± Design Performance Test Data PT.110 ± Align Human Performance SupportSystems AP.020 ± Identify Performance Test Scenarios PT.150 ± Develop User Learningware AP.110 ± Prepare Performance Test Environment PT.130 ± Conduct User Learning Needs Analysis AP.020 ± Conduct Initial Project Team Orientation AP.130 Perform Acceptance test PERFORMACE TESTING(PT) PT.010 ± Define Transition Strategy PM.050 ± Conduct Project Team Learning Events AP.080 ± Create Performance Test TransactionPrograms PT.090 ± Create Test Database Load Programs PT.030 ± Develop Transition and Contingency Plan PM.060 ± Implement Production Support Infrastructure PM.TE.060 ± Develop Business Unit Managers¶Readiness Plan AP.170 ± Conduct User Learning Events AP.

M.120 ± Decommission Former Systems PM. 1. Business Requirement Mapping[BR] In this phase the requirements of business are matched with the standard functionality of the oracle applications. Business Process Architecture [BP] This phase outlines: y y y y Existing business practices Catalog change practices Leading practices Future practices 2.M.PM.100 ± Maintain System PM. database and reports. 5.140 ± Propose Future Technical Direction Posted in A.130 ± Propose Future Business Direction PM. Application and Technical Architecture [TA] This outlines the infrastructure requirements to implement oracle applications. 3. 2007 Application Implementation Method is a proven approach for all the activities required to implement oracle applications. Methodology Summary July 4. The scope of the AIM is focused on an enterprise as a whole.I. Build and Module Design [MD] This phase emphasizes the development of new functionality (customization) required by the client.I. Business Requirement Definition[RD] This phase explains about the initial baseline questionnaire and gathering of requirements. 4. 6. Data Conversion [CV] . It mainly details how to design the required forms.110 ± Refine Production System PM. There are eleven processes of implementation.090 ± Measure System Performance PM. Methodology | 8 Comments » A.

Ex. 7. workflow background process. 9. Adoption and Learning [AP] This phase explains the removal of the legacy system and oracle application roll out enterprise wide. Performance Testing [PT] Performance testing is the evaluation of transactions saving time. 11. 8. . Production Migration [PM] The process of ³decommissioning´ of legacy system and the usage(adoption) of oracle application system. transaction retrieval times. Business System Testing [TE] A process of validating the setup¶s and functionality by QA(functional consultant) to certify status.Data Conversion is the process of converting or transferring the data from legacy system to oracle applications. database performance. etc« 10. Documentation [DO] Documentation prepared per module that includes user guides and implementation manuals. Transferring customer records from the legacy to the Customer Master.

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